Mission Statement

GSAC is committed to improving the quality of life for Columbia graduate students through:

  1. Serving as a communication link between the graduate student population and the Columbia administration, and advocating on behalf of graduate students when necessary.
  2. Organizing social and cultural events for graduate students, such as:
    1. Monthly graduate student happy hours (TEASEs)
    2. Mixers with other graduate schools at Columbia
    3. Wine tastings & poker nights
    4. Annual ski trip & boat cruise
    5. Discounted tickets to shows, concerts, and sporting events around New York
    6. Networking events with alumni
  3. Providing funding for student-led academic and cultural initiatives:
    1. Over $20,000 awarded annually to recognized student groups and other student-led initiatives
    2. Funding for graduate students to travel to research conferences