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.

University Life Events Council Builds Community, New Traditions

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

CU Film Showcase

Lights, camera, action! Join the University Life Events Council to a screening of short films created by students throughout the University community.

Movie Screening: If Beale Street Could Talk

The University Life Events Council screened If Beale Street Could Talk on February 27.


Speed Friending

Come out for the University Life Event Council's massive friend-making endeavor. Who knows? You might just meet your new best friend!

Welcome Back Screening: Bohemian Rhapsody

Start off the new semester with a free screening of Bohemian Rhapsody, two-time winner of the Golden Globe.

Low Lounge 2018

Columbia students came together to relax and refuel with friends--there was free food, hot chocolate, games, music, and more to kick off study days. See Low Lounge 2018 here

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) is a group of students from each school who plan activities that connect students across all Columbia schools.
Their goal is 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 like 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:
  • leadership team - students that 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 - 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 administrative liaison, funding, and logistical support and promotion.

How do I join the Events Council?

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

Recruitment for the committee member positions are now open! Sign up now.