One of the integral functions of the Office of Student Affairs at SIPA is supporting and facilitating co-curricular activities and opportunities. The resources on this page will acquaint you with extracurricular activities and services that will enhance your life on campus. A vibrant array of student groups organize programming on a variety of issues in international and public affairs, along with social events and community service. Learn about SIPA networking resources, publications, and campus services that will add value to your graduate school experience.

The Education Collaborative is a community of students and professors united by a common belief that education is fundamental to international and public affairs. We aim to highlight the importance of education for human development and develop a platform for collaboration between SIPA, Columbia, and New York City to build on our diversity of experiences and interests in education.
The purpose of Columbia Effective Altruism is to create a self-sustaining group of people at Columbia who are interested in learning about and spreading Effective Altruism and to increase the level of exposure of Columbia students to EA ideas.
ECO STRIVES TO: 1. Develop a community of practice for SIPA students interested in environmental policy 2. Foster a better understanding of and relationships with organizations that employ environmental policy students in NYC and beyond. 3. Enhance members’ skills and expertise in environmental policy through practical workshops 4. Engage in environmental activism and advocacy on campus
The purpose of EURASIA GROUP is to unite people interested in the Post-Soviet Union Countries, including its people, languages, cultures, economics, and politics. This is a student-run organization. EURASIA GROUP shall achieve its purpose by doing the following: Providing cultural activities for SIPA students; Holding discussions about outgoing issues in the region; Organizing international trips to the region; Keeping Happy Hour for SIPA students who wish to practice languages of the region.
The mission of the SIPA Food Systems Group (SFSG) is to provide a forum for students to explore issues of food security, nutrition, agriculture, and the ecological sustainability of food systems. By hosting a series of lectures, panel discussions, and cultural events, SIPA Food Systems Group aims to promote educational and professional opportunities for students by engaging with leading policymakers, practitioners, and academics in the field as well as a network of fellow students and alumni in the greater NYC community. Additionally SFSG brings students together around a shared appreciation of food culture and encourages inquiry into interactions of food...
Gender is a cross-cutting international policy issue that deserves acknowledgment and participation. GPWG hopes to facilitate the integration and exposure of a gender perspective at SIPA and promote useful discussions and events.
We aim to promote interaction and discussion among students interested in the economy, politics, business, and media of the Greater China region. It also aims to serve as a resource center for students.
Established in 2003, the Human Rights Working Group (HRWG) is a student group based out of Columbia University’s Graduate School of International and Public Affairs. The HRWG is dedicated to promoting, educating, and mobilizing in support of human rights.
The Humanitarian Affairs Working Group (HAWG) at SIPA seeks to bring together all students interested in Humanitarian Affairs and to draw connections between humanitarian issues and critical topics in aid, development, security, and human rights. Through expert panels, workshops, and other dynamic events at Columbia, we combine the knowledge and expertise of students and faculty with the perspectives of experienced practitioners from the humanitarian sector to create a space for healthy debate and discussion around the most pressing issues in humanitarian aid today.
JASSA is open to all who are interested in Japanese politics, economy, culture and language. The goals of the group are: To establish a mutually-beneficial friendship between Japanese students and students from other countries by introducing Japanese politics, economy, history and culture; To provide information for recruiting and internships to students seeking job opportunities in Japan; To assist students in their study of Japanese language; To increase the level of interest and awareness of Japan in the greater Columbia University community. We welcome all students, Columbia affiliates, non-Columbians who are interested in Japanese affairs, regardless of Japanese Language skills.

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