Category I Groups
Privileges of Category I groups include access to Lerner Hall rooms free of charge, as well as the opportunity to request services from Lerner Hall, and the chance to apply for public space on the fifth floor of Lerner Hall.
The inclusion of “Columbia” as part of the name of the organization so long as the organization does not use the name “Columbia” in such a way as to represent to others that the organization is authorized to act on behalf of the University (e.g. when the organization is negotiating or signing contracts). Use of the Columbia University logo excluding those of individual schools unless the event has been co-sponsored by a group recognized by that specific school. Eligibility to submit a Budget Request to the IGB in accordance with IGB allocation procedures and funding guidelines, for a maximum of $200 in funding per academic semester.
Category I groups must not be privately incorporated. They must adhere to the constitution and statement of purpose of the group while keeping its current leadership on file with the IGB by submitting an annual contact information update form by the Initial Deadline in the fall academic semester. Any subsequent changes to this contact information must be filed within 1 week of the changes in leadership. In the event that a group will intentionally be inactive for a period of 1 or 2 semesters, the period of inactivity must also be registered with the IGB.
Category II Groups
A Category II group must have been recognized by the IGB as a Category I group for at least 1 year, unless an exception has been granted by the IGB. Category II groups must fulfill all responsibilities of Category I groups outlined above and be in need of IGB funding in excess of $200 per semester to be able to fulfill the goals of the group.
Category II groups shall enjoy all the privileges of Category I groups as outlined above in addition to being eligible to submit a Budget Request to the IGB in accordance with IGB allocation procedures and funding guidelines, which may exceed $200 per academic semester.