Student Organizations

Student Organizations


Since learning extends beyond the classroom, Columbia University encourages students to become involved in programs and activities that enhance their educational experience and personal growth. A wide range of student organizations address both personal and professional interests in the arts, politics, identity, culture, sports and recreation, religion, and many more, all of which provide opportunities to enrich student life, the Columbia community, and Columbia's New York City neighbors.

Since learning extends beyond the classroom, Columbia University encourages students to become involved in programs and activities that enhance their educational experience and personal growth. A wide range of student organizations address both personal and professional interests in the arts, politics, identity, culture, sports and recreation, religion, and many more, all of which provide opportunities to enrich student life, the Columbia community, and Columbia's New York City neighbors.

The Premedical Association (PMA)

The Premedical Association (PMA) is made up entirely of Postbac Premed students and works closely with premedical advisors to build a supportive community through professional, clinical, community service and fundraising projects, and social opportunities that enhance the student experience in the program. From the laboratory to the library, the PMA is a dynamic organization that responds to the changing needs of students each year.

Among the PMA’s most popular events is the annual Medical School Fair, which typically brings admissions representatives from more than 20 medical, dental, and veterinary medical schools to campus, giving students the opportunity to learn about the strengths of the schools directly from their deans and directors of admissions.

Email: gspmaofficers@columbia.edu
Facebook: ColumbiaPMA


Premedical Association (PMA) Auxiliary Groups

Currently, the PMA has several auxiliary groups that align with particular medical interests and scope.

The American Medical Womens Association (AMWA) aims to promote women in medicine, connect students to professionals in the field, and advocate for women health issues.
Contact: columbiaamwa@gmail.com

The Columbia Society for Medical Humanities (CSMH) is committed to providing the Columbia community with a public forum focused at the intersection of medicine and the humanities.
Contact: medical.humanities@columbia.edu
Facebook: Columbia Society for Medical Humanities

Crafting for a Cause: A Wellness Initiative serves to promote wellness through crafting by providing students with a creative outlet to de-stress as well as community outreach opportunities.
Contact: craftingforacause@columbia.edu

The Emergency Medicine Club aims to enhance Postbaccalaureate Premedical students’ knowledge about the field of emergency medicine.
Contact: emergency.medicine@columbia.edu

Integrative Medicine focuses on how to combine healing systems such as nutrition, mindfulness, and ancient traditional medicines with biomedicine in order to heal the whole rather than individual parts of the self.
Contact: integrative.medicine@columbia.edu

The Predental Association exists to support Columbia University Postbac students interested in pursuing a career in dental medicine.
Contact pre.dental@columbia.edu

The Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neuropsychiatry Club (PNN) is dedicated to promoting the discussion of topics related to mental health and brain studies.
Contact: neuro.psych@columbia.edu
Facebook: Columbia University PNN Club

The Queer Health Alliance aims to provide a community for queer and allied premedical students at Columbia where they can share experiences, discuss relevant issues (such as LGBTQ Health issues and disparities), and build a network.
Contact: qha@columbia.edu
Facebook: Columbia University's Queer Health Alliance

Social Justice Medicine (SJM) is an organization that works to establish foundational knowledge of social justice medicine among premedical students through classroom based and experiential learning opportunities.
Email: social.justice.medicine@columbia.edu
Facebook: Columbia - Social Justice Medicine

Yoga Club is a safe space for students to relieve stress and explore kinesthetic awareness through the physical, spiritual, and meditative practice of yoga.
Contact: Monica Blundell
Facebook: Columbia PMA Yoga Club

Forming New Auxiliary Groups
Students interested in forming new auxiliary groups under the PMA should contact the current board members to inquire on processes and requirements for gaining recognition.


LionLink

LionLink is the online hub for student groups at Columbia University. Students can use the site for student organizations, check out member rosters, view a calendar of upcoming student group events, and more.


Columbia University Activities Day

Activities Day is a special event where students have the opportunity to meet student leaders from over 500 clubs and organizations, including club sports, community service groups, cultural organizations, performing arts groups, religious and spiritual groups, political and activist organizations, pre-professional and recreational organizations, sororities, fraternities, and student government, to name but a few. Student organizations and clubs fill College Walk, Low Plaza, and Butler Plaza with colorful banners, information for prospective new members, and giveaways for interested students. Activities Day is held during the first week of classes of the fall semester.

Student activities at Columbia University are primarily created and managed by students. Student events are hosted both on-campus, at Lerner Hall, the Columbia University Student Center, and off-campus.