Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the Ukrainian Student Society?
- What does the Ukrainian Students Society do?
- Who can join the Ukrainian Student Society?
- How do I join?
- How often does the club meet?
- What is the commitment?
- How can I help the club?
- I don't go to Columbia but I am interested in Ukrainian things. Can I join?
- Who should I contact if I want to advertise events?
- What is the official language of the club?
- What is the Ukrainian Students Society
The Ukrainian Students Society of Columbia University is an ABC and SDA recognized group. The Ukrainian Students society is made up of students who are interested in Ukraine, of Ukrainian background, or from Ukraine. The clubs focus is to provide the community with an awareness of Ukrainian culture and heritage. We work closely with the Ukrainian Studies and various Ukrainian Organizations in the New York area, as well as various other student clubs, in particular, the Russian International Association and the Polish Club.
The Ukrainian Students Society has members from all parts of Ukraine. From Kharkiv to Lviv, from Kiev to Odessa. We have members who speak Ukrainian, Russian, both Ukrainian and Russian and only English. We have Ukrainian Orthodox, Jews and Catholics. What matters in our club is that we all believe in Ukaine. We do not hold the view of only one part but of all Ukraine. Yes, we are nationalists. We believe in the nation of Ukraine, Lviv to Luhansk, Chernihiv to Sevastopil. That is our country.
2. What does the Ukrainian Students Society do?
The Ukrainian Students Society plans and takes part in various events throughout the year. Our events range from Ukrainian movie nights, Ukrainian food nights, political discussions, lectures from professors to parties and bar nights. We organize and take part in a wide spectrum of events. If anyone has an idea for an event, please contact the board of the Ukrainian club. We are more then happy to organize new events
3. Who can join the Ukrainian Students Society?
Any Columbia University Student is welcome to join the Ukrainian Student Society.
4. How do I join?
In order to join the Ukrainian club, you only need to e-mail the club secretary and asked to be added to the Ukrainian Student Society e-mail list.
5. How often does the club meet?
The club usually has events 3-4 times a month. General club meetings occur usually once every 6 weeks or 3 times a semester. These are done in order to organize events.
6. What is the commitment?
Their is no set number of events one has to attend in order to be in the club but we ask members to come to atleast one a month. The Ukrainian Students Society is only as active as the members make it. We ask all members to attend as often as possible.
7. How can I help the club?
If you are student, the best way to help out the club is to be an active member and participate in our events. If you are not a student or are an alumni, you can help the club out by donating your services or money to help the club continue its activities. To donate, please contact our treasure.
8. I don't go to Columbia but I am interested in Ukrainian things. Can I join?
Sure! If you are a student in the New York City area and would like to be put on our e-mail list to find out about our events and other Ukrainian events that are happening in the city, feel free to e-mail the club secretary and ask to be added to the list.
9. Who should I contact if I want to advertise events?
If you know of any Ukrainian related events that are happening around New York and would like the Ukrainian Students Society to contact its members about it, please forward the information to the club secretary and President.
10. What is the official language of the club?
The official language of the club is english, though many of our members speak either Ukrainian, Russian or Both. We accept all languages.