Participation Policy

Participation Policy

Columbia University Student Affairs Advisors
GS, Columbia College, SEAS, and Barnard College Student Life Advisors

Only students in good academic and disciplinary standing are eligible to participate in student organizations, study away from Columbia, study abroad, and serve as officers on the General Studies Student Council (GSSC).  In addition, each student organization or group may have its own set of policies pertaining to minimum academic requirements for participation in that organization.

To be considered in good academic standing, undergraduates must maintain semester and cumulative grade-point averages of 2.0 or higher (including unofficial withdrawals (UW) or unauthorized incompletes), incur no failing grades, and make satisfactory academic progress. Students with multiple withdrawals, who are placed on academic or disciplinary probation, or required to withdraw for either academic or disciplinary reasons, are not considered to be in good standing.