Shared Interest Groups
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For more information on Shared Interest Groups or if you are interested in starting a new one, please contact Emily Arnold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are over 100 alumni groups worldwide and all welcome Columbia alumni and students. Join in!
"We would love to have current students and new alumni join us whether they are [nearby] temporarily or for the long haul. Please let us know if you'll be around!" —Toshi Saito, '86CC, '91BUS, Japan
"Even if you are just passing through for a few days, we will likely have an event going on for either the Columbia community in London or as part of a joint event with other Ivy League schools." — Ashleigh Silver '04CC, London
ACAA is a non-profit organization formed by a group of alumni from all schools of Columbia University in 1995. As an alumni organization, ACAA is intent in addressing the needs of Asian alumni from all schools of Columbia University.ACAA provides a structured framework for Asian alumni to sustain links to Columbia University, current Asian students, and fellow Asian alumni. They play an active role in helping current Asian students and act as a collective voice on relevant Columbia University policies and developments.
The Black Alumni Council of Columbia University (BAC) is an organization of current and future black alumni dedicated to bolstering the professional and social lives of its members and providing support for the black alumni community.The BAC focuses on: fundraising; social, educational, and networking events; University-wide outreach and communication; and mentoring. The Council strives to stay aware of current events on campus that may be of importance to its members. With the belief that communication is a key factor in strengthening relationship, the BAC works to keep alumni informed.
Formed to strengthen the bonds among alumni who sang during their time on campus, Columbia Alumni Singers is open to Columbia alumni who want to sing and support student choral groups on campus.
Columbia Pride's mission is to build community among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) alumni of all schools of Columbia; foster a safe environment and community for LGBTQ students; and promote understanding.
The Columbia Fiction Foundry is a forum for alumni dedicated to enhancing their creative writing skills and to being published commercially. At a monthly session, members review and critique writing samples and submissions; there are often guest speakers or other areas of focus as well.
To join the group on the first Saturday of the month, e-mail Bill Marden '88SLS.
The Columbia Energy Alumni Network (CEAN) is committed to strengthening inter-alumni relationships for graduates of Columbia University who have an interest in the energy industry through a series of social, intellectual, and professional networking events.
Columbia University Entertainment (CUE), formed in March 2007, is a networking group for Columbia University alumni in the entertainment industry in the Los Angeles area. CUE is now operating as a semi-autonomous committee of the Columbia Alumni Association of Southern California, Inc.
The Columbia University Band Alumni Association brings together the band's enthusiastic alumni through social networking, mentoring, and fundraising events, including regular gatherings at football and basketball games.
Columbia Venture Community (CVC) is a private community for Columbia students, alumni, and employees interested in all aspects entrepreneurship. The group welcomes members from any school, sector, or industry function (e.g., entrepreneur, VC, lawyer, etc.).
The Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU) exists to support, promote, and channel the academic, social, professional, and developmental interests of Columbia's Latino community, both past and present.
Columbia Veterans serves Columbia University alumni, faculty, staff, students, and the greater community. Our mission is to promote the welfare of this diverse population by cultivating a spirit of community and pride to advance and assist in the professional, personal, and academic growth of the community through connections to the University and to each other.
Founded in 2009, the Columbia University Muslim Alumni Association aims to allow Columbia University’s global Muslim alumni to strengthen their bonds of fellowship, network together to form new bonds, sustain their connection with Columbia University, and contribute their collective knowledge and perspective to each other and to the Muslim life of Columbia University.
Our team COLUMBIA Out Of The Blue was founded in 2010 and brings together alumni, faculty, and staff of Columbia University and its affiliated schools (Barnard College, Teacher's College, etc.), who prize their connection to Alma Mater and dig playing co-ed softball with alumni teams from other universities (e.g. Brown, Cornell, Duke, MIT). Playing in NYC's Central Park, our league is competitive and social and we continually seek talented ball players, as well as promising ball players bent on improving their game, who are congenial, loyal, sporting team players. To learn more, visit us on Facebook.