Each student organization is required to have three signatories who will be the main points of contact between the student organization and the Office of Graduate Student Life & Development. Student organizations are not required to have a hierarchy leadership and instead can decide if they want to follow a traditional leadership board (president, vice president, secretary, treasurer) or an equal status board (co-chairs).
The three signatories are required to attend Student Organization Leader Training to learn more about TC’s and GSLD’s policies and procedures for programming. This training will be offered at the end of the spring semester and the beginning of the fall semester.
All three signatories for each student organization are required to complete training on the CU/TC Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and Procedures for Students given by the TC Title IX Coordinator. The session will last for 60 minutes and cover federal and NY State mandated information. This is a mandatory requirement and all three signatories for your group must complete the training. Lack of compliance will result in suspension of your organization and all activities until all signatories are trained.
Interested in starting a new student organization at Teachers College? Below are a few of the requirements for new student organizations:
Groups that will not be considered for registration include:
The application to start a new student organization in Fall 2021 can be found here and is due June 1st, 2021.
At the end of every academic year, currently recognized student organizations must complete a Certification Packet in order to be recognized for the next academic year. Failure to fill out this packet will result in the student organization losing out on their recognition status.
This packet will be posted and sent to current student organizations in May 2020 for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Lockers are available for student organizations to store items for their events and are located in the ground floor of Thompson Hall just down the corridor from the TC Mailroom.
Rental Terms & Conditions
Food/water is allowed as long as it is sealed. We don't want there to be any critters in lockers.
Want to host a career related event? Student organizations looking to have employer information sessions, on-campus interviews, career-focused guest speakers, or any other career-related event must work with the TC NEXT career office.
All student organizations interested in partnering with TC NEXT can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
More detailed information can also be found in your student organization's Google Drive folder.
Columbia University President and Provost (P&P) Grant
For further information, please refer to the University Event Management website
The Vice President’s Grant for Diversity & Community Initiatives (DCI)
The deadline for 2019-2020 has passed. For further information, please refer to the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs website.
Student Senate Grant
For further information, please refer to the Student Senate website.