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Important Dates

May 6
End of the Year Banquet

May 11
Final Date to Host Programs;

May 20:
Deadline to submit reimbursement request for April & May events

May 25:
"Incentive" Deadline to Register; Groups that submit Registration materials by this date will be considered for additional funding.

June 1:
Deadline to Register for the 2016-17 Academic Year

August 1:
Registration status posted online; Approved student organizations will be notifed via email with "next step" instrcutions

2015-2016 Student Organizations

ASWG consists of Teachers College graduate students with general interest in Africa and the African Diaspora.  The group aims to explore issues relating to culture, education and humanitarian concerns through research, advocacy and informal discussions. 

Contact: aswg@tc.columbia.edu

BSN seeks to encourage high scholastic & ethical standards for Blacks in higher education; to promote unity & support among Black graduate students; to provide networking opportunities in order to enhance the professional development of Blacks; to encourage the recruitment, retention, and development of Black professionals at TC; and to maintain strong ties, links, and partnerships with the community-at-large.

Contact:

tcblackstudentnetwork@gmail.com | facebook.com/TCBSN | IG: blackstudentnetworktc

Coalition of Latino/a Scholars (CLS) is committed to supporting the growing number of Latino/a scholars through active outreach, recruitment and mentoring. CLS is dedicated to the enrichment of academic perspectives and promotion of policies and research that address issues relevant to Latino/a schooling and to our diverse community.

Contact:

cls@tc.columbia.edu | Faceook :CoalitionOfLatinoScholars |

DISHA, which means "direction" in Hindi, is a Teachers College, Columbia University-based consortium focused on education policy in South Asia & the diaspora. Our mission is to be an umbrella organization for South Asian interest groups through which we can approach historical & current issues in South Asian educational development. Click HERE for more information. 

 

FrancoTC's mission is to build an inclusive awareness and interest around the francophone diaspora, and provides a space for francophone and francophile students to network and socialize. The club acquaints Teachers College students with the different languages and cultures of the Francophonie by facilitating a reciprocal learning environment, while welcoming new learners to practice French in various cultural contexts of the Francophonie. 

Contact Information :
 francotc.cu@gmail.com | https://www.facebook.com/groups/francotc.cu/

FOJ seeks to celebrate the Japanese culture and encourage networking through programming with other Japanese organizations within Columbia University.  Special emphasis is on Language Exchange activities to support members who wish to practice their English-speaking skills, as well as assist those who wish to practice Japanese. 

The mission of FCA-TC is to be a model for other universities and colleges advocating for support of children in the critical area of abuse and bullying. The overall intent of this student organization is to demonstrate and provide opportunities for graduate students to advocate and to become more aware of these issues.

Contact:

futurechildadvocates@gmail.com | www.fcatc.weebly.com | Facebook: FCATC

Future China Initiative (FCI) promotes Chinese heritage and culture to the Teachers College community and provides opportunities for networking, information sharing and mutual support among the Chinese students at TC. 

Contact:

fci.columbia@gmail.com | www.futurechina.org | Facebook:Future China Initiative at TC

International Students Psychology Association (ISPA) is committed to supporting the psychological well-being of international students by bridging the gap between provided local services and international students.


Contact: ispa.columbia@gmail.com

KDP was founded on March 8, 1911.  Today, the organization boasts over 500 chapters and more than 45,000 active members. As one of the founding chapters, the KDP chapter of Teachers College has enjoyed a pivotal role in the life of the organization. While other groups offer specialization in certain practices or fields of study, KDP crosses content boundaries and encourages multiple approaches to education. Based on three core Ideals--Service, Leadership, and Scholarship--KDP encourages members to remain active learners, teachers, and community members.

 
Contact: kdp@tc.columbia.edu | www.kdp.org | facebook.com/KDPatTC  | IG: kdp.tc

LearnPlay exists to play and learn about the instructional technology of games.  We seek to research, design, and test educational game projects or game-like curricula. We operate out of the Games Research Lab where we have a large collection of board, card, and video games that TC students are welcome to use and CMLTD students can borrow. We also hold a weekly game night on Fridays starting at 7pm. Lab open hours are posted on the door of the lab, 50 Thorndike.

tc.learn.play@gmail.com

Our mission is to provide students with an opportunity to be leaders as emerging Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) professionals throughout their graduate school experience here at Teachers College. In addition, other missions include bringing unity among the students within our major, as well as educating students in other fields on campus about the CSD community. Having a NSSLHA chapter in a graduate school setting is meant to enhance the development and experience of all students in the CSD major. In turn, the work we do with NSSLHA will prepare us to contribute to the field of CSD as a whole, as future licensed and certified ASHA members.

Contact:

tc.nsslha@tc.columbia.edu | www.asha.org/members/nsslha/ | Facebook:NSSLHATC

NeurodiversiTC: The Neurodiversity Initiative of Teachers College, Columbia University will provide a forum to foster social connection, advocacy, and educational dialogue for the entire university community.

To encourage discussion and debate regarding individual health vs. pathology to better represent the interests of those who are atypical in their perceptual styles.  Autism Spectrum, Dyslexia, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, and various psychological conditions are to be examined, not merely as disruptions, but as variations of neural connectivity which may broaden and enhance society through arts, engineering, and manifold other ways.

Contact:

neurodiversi.TC@gmail.com | facebook.com/groups/asdattc/

OHDCC provides opportunities for TC students pursuing a career as an organizational consultant, those alumni engaged in the career, and other members of the O&L Department interested in networking and information sharing through mutual support systems among members.

OHDCC provides opportunities for TC students pursuing a career as an organizational consultant, those alumni engaged in the career, and other members of the O&L Department interested in networking and information sharing through mutual support systems among members.

OLA is a student-led group for the Adult Learning & Leadership Program at Teachers College. The association's goals include creating and developing a strong learning community with current students, alumni and the industry.

QTC is an all inclusive lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and allied organization dedicated to providing social, educational and advocacy opportunities for Teachers College, Columbia University students.

 
Contact:
 
QueerTC@tc.columbia.edu | facebook.com/QueerTC |

Psi Chi purpose is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship of the individual members in all fields, particularly in psychology, and to advance the science of psychology.

Contact:

psichitccu@gmail.com | www.psichi.org | facebook.com/psichitc | IG: psichitccu | Twitter: PsiChiTCCU | LinkedIn : Psi-Chi-TC

The mission of PEN is to create a space for practitioners, scholars, and activists within and beyond Columbia University to come together and cross-pollinate ideas, build relationships, build community around the broadly defined field of Peace Education. 

The School Psychology Club seeks to initiate, promote and foster the academic, professional and social opportunities available to the students in the School Psychology Program, as well as the Teachers College community. 

The School Psychology Club seeks to initiate, promote and foster the academic, professional and social opportunities available to the students in the School Psychology Program, as well as the Teachers College community. 

SAS serves and advocates the interests of graduate students at Teachers College who have sustained a professional investment in the discipline of anthropology. The society is a resource for graduate students who wish to broaden their network of professional and scholarly anthropologists, develop a theoretical voice shaped by anthropology, and create strong ties with other such students.

SIE provides opportunities for students, staff and faculty in the broad field of comparative and international education to interface, network and share information with regards to events and employment opportunities that are relevant to international education.

 
Contact: SIE@tc.columbia.edu

SAA works to educate, empower and mobilize students to influence cultural policy and arts advocacy issues. The organization provides a platform for students to engage in open discussion on advancing the arts in the United States through the democratic process.

Contact:

artsasvocates.cu@gmail.com | www.studentadvocatesforthearts.com | 

TCTC is dedicated to promoting friendship among students from Taiwan and between Taiwanese students and other peoples. The club also promotes the appreciation of the cultures and the heritages of Taiwanese people of all nationalities and ethnic groups.

TESOL/AL Roundtable is the student organization affiliated with the TC program Applied Linguistics (AL) & Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.  It allows students to present research in an informal environment, share knowledge of upcoming events and meet other driven and diverse members of the TC TESOL/AL community.

The goal of TC Feminism(s) is to unite students, faculty and practitioners who engage with feminism(s) through their work in intersection with international, development and educational contexts. The organization consists of two components ; One is bringing a public component that brings speakers, workshops and panels to campus. The other, being an internal component that will foster dialogue and sharing between students in order to co-construct our own feminism(s).

Contact:

facebook.com/groups/tcfeminisms/

TC Public Space is a newspaper of an for the Teachers College community to includestudents, staff, and faculty and other members of the community. We publish and disseminate the reports, ideas, and opinions of members of the community to inform readers of institutional plans, policies, other happenings, and their effects on the body of the college. 

tcpublicspace.wordpress.com | www.facebook.com/tcpublicspace  | Twitter: @TCpublicspace | tcpublicspace@gmail.com

The mission of this club is to promote people's understanding of the fundamental similarities between human beings, helping us live in harmony with one another, regardless of our diverse backgrounds.

This organization aims to advocate for global citizenship. We all may come from different parts of the world but we connect with one another at a basic level - intellectual and emotional, which helps us realize that we are all from the same world! We are Citizens of the Globe - borders, boundaries do not divide us. There are fundamental human elements that echo our human spirit, which lie beyond these divisions. The most profound element of unification and integration between individuals lies in the fundamental similarities between human beings. We all feel/have felt pain at some point in our lives, we all have emotions, motivations, dreams, aspirations and most importantly, consciousness.

This club is inspired by the core values of the United Nations, prematurely analogous to the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations but not the same, as we aim to develop our own unique model. It will be based on the basic values of promoting peace, harmony, unity but will have a twist of its own in fostering and advancing this in the TC community. This unique approach will be based on the ideas of what makes us fundamentally similar as individuals, with an open mindedness for the evolution of these ideas as the club evolves.

Our NAEA Student Chapter would like to create an environment for students of the Art Education department to socially engage as well as seek professional development opportunities. We hope to create experiences where students can share their interests and skills with each other, as well as participate in school events and in outreach projects in our neighborhoods. We hope that each year we will raise funds to help suppost the cost of going to the National Art Education Association Conference, where students can build upon their skills, share their experiences, and network with other art educators around the country. 

The Spark Notes seek to accomplish a platform for all students in all department at Teachers College to audition to join a co-ed A Cappella group. We want to share our love for singing using only our voices (no instruments or accompaniment) within our group and within the larger community as a platform to inspire and share our love for the vocal arts. 

TC Vegucators is a group that aims to explore issues relating to food and plant-based diets through a holistic framework of personal health and wellness, food justice, and animal rights. We are also dedicated to building a community of vegan/vegetarian/veg-curious students, staff, alumni, and faculty.

TC Vegucators is a group that aims to explore issues relating to food and plant-based diets through a holistic framework of personal health and wellness, food justice, and animal rights. We are also dedicated to building a community of vegan/vegetarian/veg-curious students, staff, alumni, and faculty.


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