Welcome to Columbia Engineering's Office of Graduate Student Affairs (GSA)!  In light of current conditions, the GSA plans to operate remotely. However, we are still here to support our students. We have planned a wide range of virtual activities for our to students to enegage in community buidling, professional development, cultural exploration, wellness, and other topics that can complement your student experience. 


Our student groups engage the SEAS community by hosting a variety of events around the different engineering topics and new developments; engaging alumni and professionals; and provide plenty of opportunities for social interaction and cultural appreciation. 

Affinity Student Organizations

Student groups within the Columbia Engineering embody this mission by promoting awareness, education, and community-building through thoughtful and thought-provoking academic and extracurricular experiences. Below are just a few of the student-led groups that reflect and help to promote diversity and inclusion in our engineering community.
AISES: American Indian Science & Engineering Society (GSA Advisor: Shadman Islem)
CORE^2: Coalition on Race and Ethnicity in Engineering (GSA Advisors: Yannick Brookes)
CUCSSA: Columbia University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (Columbia Univeristy Advisor: Betty Hsu)
GradSWE: Graduate Society of Woment Engineers (GSA Advisor: Yannick Brookes)
NSBE: National Society of Black Engineers (GSA Liaision: Adrieanna Reyes)
SHPE: Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (GSA Advisors: Adrieanna Reyes)
qSTEM: Queer in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (GSA Advisor: Adrieanna Reyes )
WICS: Women in Computer Science (GSA Advisor: Betty Hsu )

GEM Fellows

The National GEM Consortium is a network of leading corporations, government laboratories, top universities, and top research institutions that enables qualified students from underrepresented communities to pursue graduate education in applied science and engineering. Columbia University is a proud affiliate institution, hosting GEM fellows. 

Student Organizations

Through student groups and organizations, students can pursue their interests outside of the classroom. Please be sure to visit the website for a full listing of student groups. 

Engineering Graduate Student Council (EGSC)

EGSC is the student governing body of the graduate students of The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science at Columbia University. 


Student Life Virtual Hub

Following guidnace from the University and COVID-19 Taskforce, the Office of Graduate Student Affairs particulary our student life and enegagement services has tranisitioned to a virtual platform. On this page, SEAS students will have access to upcoming event opportunities as well as groups across the globe offering programs that can be accessed from anywhere.

Engineering Wellness

Engineering Wellness provides resources and services in order to promote general wellness for students. Engineering Wellness is a part of the Graduate Student Affairs (GSA) at Columbia University, School of Engineering.

Meet the Office of Graduate Student Affairs

We are help to be a resource for you as you progress through your Columbia Engineering experience!