Columbia College Student Council 2013–2014
The Columbia College Student Council is the elected undergraduate student government body representing the interests of all College students. CCSC comprises a five-person executive board, four standing committees and four class councils. The council’s primary goal is to address issues important to the campus community, plan events and programming for students, and serve as a liaison between students and University administration. CCSC is also responsible for the allocation of student-life fees to various Columbia governing boards and to student organizations through co-sponsorships.
Columbia College Representatives to the Columbia University Senate 2013–2014
The Senate is a University-wide legislature that represents faculty, students and other constituencies. It makes policy on a range of issues that affect the entire University or more than one school, including educational programs and priorities, the budget, academic freedom and tenure, the conduct of research, the libraries, information technology, Columbia’s external relations, student sexual misconduct, rules governing political demonstrations and the welfare of faculty, students and research officers.
Columbia College Student Ambassadors 2013–2014
Columbia College Student Ambassadors are liaisons between the Columbia College Alumni Association and current students and the campus community. As future alumni, current students are a vital part of the alumni community. CCSA was created in 2013 to better connect current students and alumni for greater dialogue, networking and planning around how to bring students and alumni together as a more deeply connected community. CCSA members develop relationships with alumni, cultivate leadership and communication skills, build career contacts and participate in alumni events. They also help to highlight College traditions to promote continuity and pride in the College for both current students and alumni.
Academic Awards Committee 2013–2014
The Academic Awards Committee is part of the Columbia College Student Council and is responsible for selecting the winners of the Lionel Trilling Book Award and Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching.
Columbia College Student Representatives to the Committee on the Core Curriculum 2013–2014
The Committee on the Core Curriculum is an academic committee that oversees the maintenance of the Core Curriculum, which includes approving changes, reviewing courses and recommending additions.
Columbia College Student Representatives to the Committee on Instruction 2013–2014
The Committee on Instruction is responsible for approving proposals for majors and other academic programs, new courses and policy changes. The COI provides leadership on a range of academic matters, consulting with a faculty, students and administrators where relevant. The COI is a joint Columbia College and School of General Studies committee.
Columbia College Student Representative to the Educational Policy and Planning Committee 2013–2014
The Educational Policy and Planning Committee is responsible for coordinating the work of the major curriculum committees of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and for advising and making recommendations to PPC and the Executive Vice President for Arts and Sciences on matters of educational policy and planning.
Global Recruitment Committee 2013–2014
The Global Recruitment Committee plays a vital role in the recruitment, yield and retention of foreign and international citizens. The GRC supplements officer recruitment efforts by becoming the eyes and ears of those abroad and provides a realistic path to Columbia. GRC members, under the supervision of the Undergraduate Admissions Office, are representatives for Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science and assist in reaching out to prospective applicants through letter writing, email and telephone communication and any recruitment activity initiated by the GRC. The following list includes only Columbia College members.
Multicultural Recruitment Committee 2013–2014
The Multicultural Recruitment Committee is a student-run group that works with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in recruiting students from underrepresented populations. The MRC was formed in the 1960s by Columbia undergraduates to create a number of programs that addressed diversity and multiculturalism. Today, MRC members assist the admissions staff in identifying, recruiting and yielding students from historically underrepresented groups (students of color, first-generation college students and families from high-need backgrounds). The following list includes only Columbia College members.
Undergraduate Recruitment Committee 2013–2014
The Undergraduate Recruitment Committee supports the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Visitors Center in sharing the Columbia undergraduate experience with prospective students, families and visitors. URC members are primarily trained campus tour guides but also lead an assortment of recruitment initiatives intended to introduce and affirm the Columbia undergraduate experience. URC members are also important contributors to Days on Campus and to admitted student activities. The following list includes only Columbia College members.
Center for Student Advising Peer Advisers 2013–2014
Center for Student Advising Peer Advisers are outstanding juniors or seniors from Columbia College and The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science who work during New Student Orientation and throughout the academic year to supplement the services offered by CSA. Peer Advisers offer social, academic and emotional support and help students navigate and connect with resources at the College and Engineering. Peer advising enhances the student experience, builds community within the student body and creates opportunities for leadership.
Global Programs and Fellowships Peer Advisors 2013–2014
Peer Advisors are Columbia students who have returned from a semester or year abroad and are interested in sharing their experience with prospective students. Peer Advisors have office hours at the Office of Global Programs, attend OGP events and create on-campus events where other students can learn about their experiences.
The Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board 2013–2014
The Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board is composed of a broad representation of Columbia undergraduates who work collectively toward continually enhancing the Office of Multicultural Affairs’ programs and services, evaluating the needs of Columbia’s diverse undergraduate student population, identifying relevant campus issues and promoting a campus environment of inclusion, self-awareness, intercultural engagement and social responsibility.
New Student Orientation Program 2013-2014
The New Student Orientation Program is a required program for all new students. It begins the transition process for new students and for their families to the excitement, opportunities and rigor of campus life.
International Student Orientation Program 2013-2014
The International Student Orientation Program is designed to help international first-years transition into the Columbia community before the New Student Orientation Program. ISOP programs range from helping new students set up a phone or bank account to understanding the Columbia academic culture and getting to know New York City.