Shared Interest Groups

Asian Columbia Alumni Association (ACAA)

ACAA, formed in 1995, addresses the needs of Asian alumni from all Columbia schools, providing a structured framework for them to sustain links to the University, Asian students, and fellow Asian alumni. The group also supports Asian students and acts as a collective voice on relevant Columbia policies and developments.

Black Alumni Council (BAC)

The BAC is an organization of current and future black alumni dedicated to bolstering the professional and social lives of its members and providing support for the black alumni community.

The BAC focuses on: fundraising, social, educational, and networking events, University-wide outreach, and mentoring. The Council strives to stay aware of campus events that may be of importance to members. With the belief that communication is a key factor in strengthening relationships, the BAC works to keep alumni informed.

Columbia Alumni Singers

Formed to strengthen the bonds among alumni who sang during their time on campus, Columbia Alumni Singers is open to alumni who want to sing and support student choral groups.

Columbia Pride (LGBTQ)

Columbia Pride's mission is to build community among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) alumni of all Schools of Columbia, foster a safe environment and community for LGBTQ students, and promote understanding.

Columbia Fiction Foundry

The Columbia Fiction Foundry is a forum for alumni dedicated to enhancing their creative writing skills and to being published commercially. At a monthly session, members review and critique writing samples and submissions; there are often guest speakers or other areas of focus as well. To join the group on the first Saturday of the month, e-mail Bill Marden '88SLS.

Columbia Energy Alumni Network (CEAN)

CEAN is committed to strengthening relationships between alumni interested in the energy industry through a series of social, intellectual, and professional networking events.

Columbia University Entertainment (CUE)

CUE, formed in March 2007, is a networking group for alumni in the entertainment industry in the Los Angeles area. CUE operates as a semi-autonomous committee of the Columbia Alumni Association of Southern California.

Columbia University Band Alumni Association

The Columbia University Band Alumni Association brings together enthusiastic band alumni through social networking, mentoring, and fundraising events, including regular gatherings at football and basketball games.

Columbia Venture Community (CVC)

CVC is a private community for students, alumni, and employees interested in all aspects of entrepreneurship. The group welcomes members from any School, sector, or industry function (e.g., entrepreneur, VC, lawyer, etc.).

Latino Alumni Association of Columbia University (LAACU)

LAACU exists to support, promote, and channel the academic, social, professional, and developmental interests of Columbia's Latino community, both past and present.

Columbia Veterans

Columbia Veterans serves alumni, faculty, staff, students, and the greater community. Their mission is to promote the welfare of this diverse population by cultivating a spirit of community and pride to advance and assist in the professional, personal, and academic growth of the community through connections to the University and to each other.

Columbia University Muslim Alumni Association

Founded in 2009, the Columbia University Muslim Alumni Association allows Columbia's Muslim alumni to strengthen their bonds of fellowship, network to form new bonds, sustain their connection with Columbia, and contribute their collective knowledge and perspective to each other and to the Muslim life of Columbia.

Columbia Alumni Softball Team

The team, COLUMBIA Out Of The Blue, was founded in 2010, and brings together alumni, faculty, and staff of Columbia and its affiliated Schools (Barnard and Teacher's College), who prize their connection to Alma Mater and dig playing co-ed softball with alumni teams from other universities (e.g. Brown, Cornell, Duke, MIT). Playing in NYC's Central Park, their league is competitive and social, and they continually seek talented ball players, as well as promising players bent on improving their game, who are congenial, loyal, sporting team players. To learn more, visit their Facebook page.