University Life Events Council

The Events Council's mission is to design events that energize the community and create opportunities to connect students across Columbia.

Meet the 2020 University Life Events Council

If you have great ideas for future events, connect with the University Life Events Council Leadership Team.

What is the Purpose of the University Life Events Council?

Sponsored by the Office of University Life, the University Life Events Council (the Events Council) comprises students from each school who plan activities that connect students across all Columbia schools.
Their goals are to:
  • Build community through University-wide social programs and events

  • Create opportunities for students to connect beyond their schools through student engagement, leadership and programming

  • Produce events such as Low Lounge, Karaoke Night, Day of Service, Night @ Butler, Dinner with Strangers, Paint the Night, film screenings, talent showcases, and more!

Who Is on the Events Council?

The University Life Events Council is made up of:
  • The Leadership team: Students who take on a larger role in the planning and implementation of events and programs.

  • School liaisons: Students who represent their schools and give feedback on University Life initiatives.

  • Committee members: Volunteers and active members of the committees on major events, film, wellness, inclusion, social and service.


What Do Events Council Members Do?

Events Council members perform a number of critical functions on behalf of other students and the University community, including:
  • Envisioning and creating appealing, engaging events for all
  • Getting the word out to students about the events
  • Helping staff and/or enlisting volunteers for large-scale events. 
  • Keeping their school’s student government in the mix and up to speed
  • Promoting and/or co-sponsoring other student-led events 
The Office of University Life supports the Events Council with an administrative liaison, funding, and logistical support and promotion.

How Do I join the Events Council?

All Columbia students are welcome to apply to the Events Council leadership team, or to become a school liaison, or a general council member. All Columbia students are welcome! 

You can sign up to be a committee member at any time.