University Life Events Council

The University Life Events Council is a group of students from all schools who plan activities that connect students across all Columbia.

What does the University Life Events Council do? 

The University Life Events Council designs events that:

  • Build community for all students across all schools and campuses
  • Create opportunities for students to connect beyond their schools
  • Promote inclusion and belonging, sexual respect, University community traditions and the arts. 

What kinds of events does the University Life Events Council offer?

University Life Events Council has offered a range of programming, including: 

  • Major Events - Talent Showcase, Silent Disco, Low Lounge
  • Film - Movie screenings, CU Film Showcase
  • Inclusion - Passport to Columbia, Drag Bingo, CU Stories
  • Social - Speed Friending, Dinner with Strangers
  • Service - Day of Service, ongoing service opportunities

Who is on the Events Council?

The University Life Events Council is made up of:

  • The Leadership Team: Students who take 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: Active members of the committees and event volunteers

What do Events Council members do?

Events Council members play a key role in designing and producing events in partnership with University Life, including: 

  • Envisioning and creating appealing, inclusive and engaging events
  • Marketing events to students to drive participation
  • Helping staff and/or enlisting volunteers for large-scale events 
  • Keeping their school’s student government apprised of events
  • Promoting and/or co-sponsoring other student-led events

How does the Events Council work with University Life? 

University Life supports the Events Council with administrative liaisons, funding and logistical support and promotion. University also runs the Events Council application processes and helps to recruit students to participate.

How do I join the Events Council?

All Columbia students are welcome to apply for the Events Council leadership team, become a school liaison or join as a general Council member! The Leadership application opens periodically, so keep an eye on our site and social for these opportunities. We'd love to hear from you if you are interested in getting involved.

University Life Events Council Presents: CU Film Showcase

CU Film Showcase: Call for Student Films!

The University Life Events Council wants to showcase short (2-10 minute) films created by students from the Columbia community. Selected films will be shared at the CU Film Showcase in Lerner Cinema on Thursday, April 6.

Submission deadline: Sunday, March 19. Learn more and submit.


Check out the 2022 CU Film Showcase for inspiration! Registration to attend the 2023 CU Film Showcase on Thursday, April 6 opens soon.