There are more than 30 recognized official student organizations active at Teachers College. In addition, there are numerous other student organizations available to Teachers College students through Columbia University. The missions for these organizations range from professional networking, academic enrichment, advocacy, to social interactions.
Please check the website or visit the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), located in 155 Thorndike Hall, for more information and to subscribe to their newsletter.
Society for International Education (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.
Association of Latin American Students (ALAS) is aimed at creating an academic, cultural, and social network within the Latin American community at Teachers College by embracing students from numerous countries.
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.
Asian Pacific Islanders in America (APIA) Initiative seeks to educate the TC community regarding APIA issues in politics, education and in the community. The Initiative also strives to take action and sustain positive change for APIA and underrepresented groups.
African Studies Working Group (ASWG) provides opportunities for students, staff and faculty in the broad field of African Studies to interface, network and share information regarding events and employment opportunities of relevance to those in the field of African and African-related education.
Website: Facebook Page
PEN is dedicated to fostering ideas, relationships, and practices that promote peace within TC and beyond. PEN organizes multiple events yearly and maintains an active listserv and Facebook page.
Facebook: Peace Education Network (PEN) Teachers College
FOJ seeks to celebrate the Japanese culture and encourage networking through programming with other Japanese organizations. 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.