Undergraduate Student Groups
Asian American Alliance (AAA)
Functions as a club that educates, organizes and mobilizes. The club seeks to cultivate a common understanding and a greater respect for the APA community and serves as a major sponsor of Asian American activities on campus. Annual events include cultureSHOCK and Crossroads.
Asian Pacific American Heritiage Month (APAHM)
Organizes events, activities, and discusisons that seek to build the Asian/Pacific American community, share the stories of Asian/Pacific Americans with the Columbia campus, and reach across to other communities and school organizations to forge mutual understanding and appreciation.
Asian Pacific Affairs Council (APAC)
Although it is a graduate student organization, APAC serves the entire university community. Undergraduates are welcome to participate in many APAC events at activities.
Chinese Adopted Siblings Program for Youth (CASPY)
A program run by the Taiwanese American Students Association, CASPY brings together families with adopted Chinese children and Chinese American college students for a day of fun and learning.
Columbia East Asia Review
Publishes an annual online and print journal for undergraduate research on East Asia.
New York City Asian American Student Conference (NYCAASC)
The New York City Asian American Student Conference is an annual gathering dedicated to promoting awareness of Asian-Pacific American issues and history among college students. This conference is put together by planning boards all around the New York area such as Columbia University, New York University, Fordham University, Hunter College, and more.
Contact: Belle Yan firstname.lastname@example.org
Oscar lee Symposium for Undergraduate East Asian Studies
Organizes an annual conference for undergraduate research on East Asia. more
Contact: Katie Rooney email@example.com
Formerly known as "Asian Journal," The Tablet is a multicultural literary and art magazine, which is published each semester.
WUC, the Weatherhead Undergraduate Council, facilitates the study and discussion of East Asia and keeps students informed of East Asian career, volunteer, study abroad, and other opportunities. WUC arranges lectures and panels with renowned scholars, volunteer and career open-houses, and other events. The group also publishes the Weatherhead East Asian Institute's undergraduate newsletter, SOUNDINGS: East Asia Monthly.
China/Hong Kong/Taiwan :
Chinese Students' Club (CSC)
Sponsors cultural activities both on and off campus, with events such as the Lunar Gala, Night Market, movie nights, and The Rice Bowl (sports tournament). CSC also runs an English Tutoring Program for Chinese immigrants and the CSC Connect student mentorship program.
Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CUCSSA)
Sponsors talks and seminars on current Chinese political, economic, and cultural affairs as well as on life in New York and the US. The group also organizes the annual Columbia University Chinese New Year Party.
Contact: Wei Zhi SHAO firstname.lastname@example.org
Global China Connection (GCC)
The world's largest student organization dedicated to providing the future leaders of China and the international community with a platform to engage each other. A non-profit, non-partisan organization, GCC is represented in over 40 chapters at top universities around the world. We work directly with top Chinese universities as well as a number of corporate and organizational partners on a variety of projects to provide opportunities for our members to gain international experience and develop an international network.
The Greater China Initiative
Promotes interaction and connection among students who are interested in the economy, politics, business, and media of the Greater China region and serves as a resource center for students who are planning to work, live, travel, or learn more about the region.
Contact: Matthew Schiavenza, email@example.com
Hong Kong Students and Scholars Society (HKSSS)
Promotes Hong Kong culture on campus. Sponsors game nights, movie nights, and discussion panels, as well as the annual Big 2 (a Chinese card game) Tournament.
Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA)
Attempts to build a community for those of Taiwanese heritage and foster awareness of Taiwan's culture, history and current affairs. Events include an annual Poker Tournament and the TASA Semiformal.
Offers weekly screenings and other events related to Japanese animation. To join the club's mailing list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the text "subscribe anime-list" as the only line in the email.
Friends of Japan (Teacher's College)
This group affiliated with Teacher's College holds a weekly language exchange open to all for studying and practicing conversational English and Japanese.
Columbia Japan Society (CJS)
Sponsors events like Origami Night and Matsuri to educate the community about both traditional and modern Japanese culture. In addition, the club offers information regarding Japanese career opportunities.
HoHeup provides resources and information about Korean culture, art and music through poongmul music and dance. HoHeup welcomes the participation of any students, faculty and, alumni of Columbia University.
Korean Students Association (KSA)
Sponsors Korean cultural, political, social, and community service events. Events include political forums, The Korean Culture Show, and study breaks.
Singapore Students Association (SSA)
Shares and supports Singaporean culture through various events, such as movie nights and dinners.
Southeast Asia Students' Initiative (SEASI)
Promotes awareness of the Southeast Asian region through brown bag lectures, film nights, dinner outings, as well as the annual Southeast Asia Cultural Night held each spring.
Columbia South East Asian League
Aims to promote cooperation and understanding between various Southeast Asian organizations on campus in order sustain long-term interest for the collective good.
Columbia Students for Southeast Asian Development & Service in Cambodia (SEADS)
Columbia Students for Southeast Asian Development & Service in Cambodia (SEADS) is an interschool student group focused on themes of international development and service. It seeks to engage students in Southeast Asian history, current events & culture by connecting them to academic, social & cultural opportunities related to the above themes.
Unifies Columbia students interested in Filipino culture through social interaction, cultural programs and activities, educational exchange, and political awareness; and to promote an awareness of this culture in the Columbia Community.
Vietnamese Student Association (VSA)
Promotes awareness of issues affecting the Vietnamese-American community by organizing cultural and educational activities. Events include Pho Night and Curry in a Hurry.