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.

Passport to Columbia

The Events Council kickstarted the semester with free food, karaoke, and games from around the globe. 

Park Clean-Up and Picnic

On September 14, volunteers came together to help keep Morningside Park clean and enjoy a picnic.

Pumpkin Painting Party

Students showcased their creativity on October 14 during an evening of pumpkin painting, snacks and fun! 


Dinner with Strangers 2019

On November 18, students gathered to share interests, make new friends, and enjoy a great dinner from Dos Toros.

Low Lounge 2019

The Low Library Rotunda was transformed into the ultimate study break featuring snacks, games, student performances, raffle prizes, and room to relax and refuel.

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 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 liaison or join as a general council member. All Columbia students are welcome! 

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