Undergraduate Student Groups

General East-Asia/Asian-American    
China/Hong Kong/Taiwan

Japan    
Korea
  
Southeast Asia

General East-Asia/Asian-American

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.
Contact: aaa@columbia.edu

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.
Contact: cuapahm@googlegroups.com

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.
Contact: apaclist@gmail.com

Columbia East Asia Review
Publishes an annual online and print journal for undergraduate research on East Asia.

Hapa Club
Contact: cu.hapa@gmail.com

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 belle.yan@nycaasc.com

The Tablet
Formerly known as "Asian Journal," The Tablet is a multicultural literary and art magazine, which is published each semester.

WUC
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.
Contact: Kathleen Kuever at kek2162@columbia.edu

 

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.
Contact: csc@columbia.edu

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 shaoweizhi@gmail.com

Columbia China Law and Business Association (CCLBA)
Promotes knowledge of China's economic growth and legal developments.
Contact: cclba@columbia.edu

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.
Contact: info@gccglobal.org

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, ms4167@columbia.edu

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.
Contact: HKSSS@columbia.edu

Sounds of China
Offers a weekly radio program on 89.9FM and annual events, such as the Mahjong Madness Tournament and Dumpling Dinner Karaoke Night.
Contact: soc@columbia.edu

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.
Contact: tasa@columbia.edu

 

Japan

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.
Contact: japansociety@columbia.edu

 

Korea

HoHeup
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.
Contact: ksa@columbia.edu

 

Southeast Asian

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.
Contact: seal@columbia.edu

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.
Contact: seadsincambodia@gmail.com

Liga Filipina
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.
Contact: cu.liga@gmail.com

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.
Contact: vsa@columbia.edu

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To recommend a group for addition to this list, e-mail Kathleen Kuever at kek2162@columbia.edu.