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Administrative offices will operate remotely beginning March 12 until further notice. 

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Student Organizations at Teachers College

From cultural showcases to national competitions to local and global service projects, student organizations present an opportunity for students to express passion, reflect on experiences, and understand diverse voices and perspectives. The Office of Graduate Student Life & Development (GSLD) proudly supports and advises all recognized Student Organizations at Teachers College, Columbia University.

To learn more about this year's registered student organizations, please refer to the Directory. To see upcoming events held by student organizations, see Student Organization Events

Want to start a new student organization? Check out Student Organization Registration

Current student leaders should check out the resources under Programming and Additional Resources.

Questions? Contact



Interested in watching the 2019-2020 Student Leader Awards? Check out the virtual ceremony at the link here

This year's award recipients:

Group Awards:
-Excellence in Collaboration: Rural Student Group
-Outstanding Commitment to Social Responsibility: Coalition of Latinx Scholars
-Most Exemplary Demonstration of Leadership: Global Citizens Club

Program Awards:
-Excellence in Innovation and Creativity: ASL Club & Queer TC - On Display Global
-Biggest Community Impact: Peace Education Network - Student Leaders for a Sustainable TC
-Outstanding New Program: Chinese Calligraphy Club & Student Advocates for the Arts - Where We're From
-Outstanding Annual Program: TESOL/AL Roundtable - Research & Pedagogy Forum

Individual Awards:
-Faculty Advisor of the Year: Dr. Julia Silvestri - ASL Club
-Division of Student Affairs Student Worker of the Year: Dylan Walker - Graduate Writing Center
-International Student Leader of the Year: Marian Francisco - ASL Club
-Unsung Hero: Silvia Alves Nishioka - Student Support and Counseling
-Emerging Leader: Zhuqian Zhou - Data Science and Education Association
-Distinguished Engagement: Jazz Digao - Society for International Education

Grant Recipients:
TC Student Leadership Grant
Dean's Grant for Student Leadership  
Research Dissertation Fellowship Grant
Morton T. Embree Award for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning
Di5 Competition: Dissertation in 5-Minutes or less

Columbia Alumni Association:
Campbell Award Recipient - Charmagne Jones