Official ASGC-​​​​​Recognized Graduate Student Groups

Student Groups represent a diverse range of interests of Columbia University students.

The Arts and Sciences Graduate Council is the sole body that officially recognizes Columbia University GSAS student groups, granting them benefits such as funding opportunities, advertisements, and space reservations.

Last updated July 3, 2019.

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Description: The Columbia Chemistry Careers Committee (C4) is a student- and post doc-run group dedicated to taking an active role in increasing career choices for Ph.D chemists as well as preparing scientists to make informed career decisions. 

Main Contacts: Natalia Gadjieva

Group Email: N/A

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Description: GRO-Biotech Columbia exists to bring together students who are interested in biotechnology from an academic and industrial perspective. We typically draw our membership from the Biotechnology MA program at CU but have membership from multiple programs and disciplines including BME and Bioethics. Our goal is to promote knowledge and enthusiasm for Biotechnology at Columbia and in NYC. We bring speakers to campus, organize panel discussions, offer opportunities to visit off campus labs and businesses, and host alumni events with graduates of the GRO-Biotech and Biotech MA program. The GRO-Biotech Columbia serves the student body of Columbia University which is interested in biotechnology in all its incarnations and to offer an official entity through which GRO-Biotech Columbia membership might enrich their own knowledge and understanding of biotechnology and offer to the general student body the opportunity to do the same. By including in our membership representatives from different schools and programs within Columbia University, and allowing non-member attendance to our events, we demonstrate and adhere to our core values of respect, inclusivity, unity, and dissemination of knowledge. Formerly known as Columbia Biotechnology Association, CU Graduate Biotechnology Association

Main Contacts: Alexander Pietro FerrenaLaurence Guan Feng ZhuRichawna Elizabeth CassieJessica Kwon

Group Email: cubiotechassociation@gmail.com

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Description: The Human Rights Graduate Group will promote student participation in social, cultural, and academic events and activities for graduate students involved in human rights at Columbia. It will facilitate communication among and between the Human Rights Studies Masters students and anyone in GSAS who is interested in human rights. The HRGG will consist of two co-Presidents, a Treasurer, and an Executive Board, who will be elected by other Board members. The Executive Board will meet once a month to plan HRGG activities.

Main Contacts: Claudia BellLaura CharneyClarissa RossettiMegan WeirTiffany Schiro

Group Email: cu.hrgg@gmail.com

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  • Initiative for Diversity in Engineering and Science (IDEaS)

Description: The mission of IDEaS at Columbia University is to build a network of support for underrepresented groups (Women, Latinos, African-Americans, Native Americans, the LGBTQA community, persons with disabilities, etc.) in academia, industry, and government. We aim to provide resources for the advancement of underrepresented groups at all levels in STEM.

Main Contacts: Carla BezjianEllie BennettBen BechandArden Lee

Group Email: columbiaadse@lists.columbia.edu

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Description: To promote broader awareness and interest on Tibet and Tibetan Studies

Main Contacts: Palden GyalCameron Foltz

Group Email: N/A

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Description: The Medieval Colloquium is a group for graduate students across departments. It is run by the second-year medievalists in the English department, who undertake all the organizational tasks of the group, including workshop and event planning, communication, and keeping track of finances. We meet every other week to workshop student work, and generally host 3-4 outside speakers per year. Our workshops offer medievalist graduate students from all fields the opportunity to receive feedback on their work from their peers, as well as, more generally, to engage in an interdisciplinary way. Formerly known as Medieval Colloquium. 

Main Contacts: Emma Elizabeth HitchcockJoseph RomanoEmma Styles-SwaimGianmarco Saretto

Group Email: medguild@gmail.com

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Description: The Society for Quantitative Approaches to Social Research (QASR) is a Columbia University student group. QASR aims to promote the understanding and utilization of quantitative approaches in social science research in both academic and professional circles at large. The Society facilitates social, educational, community service, and career-oriented events to foster opportunities for the application of quantitative methods in the social sciences. QASR is open to current Columbia students from all fields and departments and encourages the creation of connections across disciplines.

Main Contacts: Erin HarnedClaire YinAnita ChenSanjna Rajendra Shenoy

Group Email: qasr@columbia.edu

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Description: Columbia Statistics Club believes that through commitment and hard work, we can have a positive contribution to our University and our community. We are a group of Graduate Students that represents Columbia’s current Statistics Class and Alumni, providing connections, promoting events and developing tools to foster everyone’s learning experience, making it fun at the same time. Our projects involve not only Statistics Students, but anyone who wants to join us and learn more about the field.

Main Contacts: Bingliang (Greg) Lu, Arian ModarresSitong (Mia) LiuChen Wang

Group Email: csc_executive@columbia.edu

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Description: The GSAS Students of Color Alliance (SoCA) at Columbia University is a graduate student led organization for self-identified students of color or allies who support our mission. SoCA provides safe spaces and fosters community-building for graduate students of color through sponsored professional, civic, and social activities.

Main Contacts: Elise McKenna MyersDara HugginsToru MomiiMichelle Lee

Group Email: columbiasoca@gmail.com

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Description: Women in Science at Columbia (WISC) is dedicated to the outreach, support, and advancement of female and under-minority graduate students and post-doctoral candidates, and their advocates in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) fields at Columbia University. Throughout the year, WISC hosts a range of research-driven and mentorship events including WISC Graduate Research Symposium (GRS), WISC After Hours, dissertation workshops, Girls’ Science Day, STEM Starters and student/alumni networking receptions to foster inter-departmental conversations at Columbia University.

Main Contacts: Bita AlaghebandanElena Carazo AriasLorelei CurtinDivya VenkateshMegan Goldring

Group Email: wisc.group@gmail.com

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ASGC Arts and Sciences Graduate Council