Student Organizations & Teams

 Audio Engineering Society

Audio Engineering Society

Our goal in AES is to bring like minded people who share many different passions for audio and build a strong community among them. We have events scheduled for each semester. We will be taking trips to various studios in Chicago, sharing mixing ideas, learning new technology, and much more. We want everyone in this ...

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AAF Ad Club of Columbia College Chicago

AAF Ad Club of Columbia College Chicago

AAF Ad Club aims to connect alternating majors across Columbia to produce high quality and creative work for a personal and professional portfolio. Emphasizing the importance of art and advertising connections, we want to make appearances within agencies and young professional competitions. We strive to network with other clubs at Columbia as well as plan ...

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Acoustical Society of America

Acoustical Society of America

The Acoustical Society of America is a national organization centered around the study and practice of professional acoustics. Anyone with an interest in the field is encouraged to join. Our chapter focuses on providing resources for and introducing students to the world of acoustics through tours, talks, and projects. We meet every Wednesday in LL01 of ...

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AIGA Columbia College Chicago

AIGA Columbia College Chicago

AIGA (American_Institute_of_Graphic_Design) Columbia seeks to fulfill the needs of student designers looking to grow and mature into polished professionals. By providing workshops, resources, critical dialogue, and design opportunities. We aim to help students expand their knowledge in all areas of design and the design industry. AIGA Columbia meets every Thursday at 5-6pm at 623 S. Wabash, ...

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AlphaLab

AlphaLab

AlphaLab is a club devoted to the furthering of the Columbia College Chicago game-making community. Our goals are as follows: - Enlarging our working portfolios - Teaching students something new every week, preferably something outside their concentration - Practicing working together in a friendly environment - Giving newer students a chance to do/learn more about game creation without feeling intimidated ...

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American Sign Language (ASL) Club

American Sign Language (ASL) Club

The ASL (American Sign Language) Club at Columbia College Chicago aims to make students catalyst in cultivating a friendly educational environment that helps students grow personally and gain awareness of the Deaf and ASL community by developing ASL language skills, and creating relationships within the Deaf community. Come by the ASL Center once a month on ...

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Asian Student Organization

Asian Student Organization

The Asian Student Organization (ASO) at Columbia College Chicago is dedicated to creating a community for Asian Pacific Islander American students by building cultural awareness through social and educational events. We are the only pan-Asian organization on campus and all students are welcome to participate! In addition to school events we do a lot of ...

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Audio Drama Club

Audio Drama Club

What happens when you put voiceover artists, sound designers, and writers in one room? You get Audio Drama! The Audio Drama Club is a wonderful place to network, learn about sound, writing for the ear, and voice acting. Use your skills, talents and desires to help create original radio plays in a student collaborative environment. ...

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Black Student Union

Black Student Union

Mission Statement: To provide and promote the unity of Black/ African-American students at Columbia College Chicago. We aim to serve as a voice for black students and to establish a sense of identity, community and pride. Black Student Union will focus on bringing our diverse culture to the campus, allowing all students to be exposed ...

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Chinese Student and Scholar Association

Chinese Student and Scholar Association

Columbia College Chicago Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CCC-CSSA) is a student organization dedicated to promoting social, intellectual and cultural activities for Chinese students and scholars at Columbia College Chicago as well as interested members in the CCC community. It strives to provide opportunities and benefits for its members by facilitating exchange of information between ...

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Columbia Alumni

Columbia Alumni

Includes all Columbia College Chicago Alumni only events. ...

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Columbia College Chicago Animation Association

Columbia College Chicago Animation Association

The Columbia College Chicago Animation Association organization is for animation students and students interested in animation. This organization was founded to help encourage young animators and connect them. Our goal is to teach our fellow students what we know about animation and create lifelong friendships that would span into our careers. We want to help ...

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Columbia College Chicago Comedy Club (5C)

Columbia College Chicago Comedy Club (5C)

Columbia College Chicago Comedy Club (5C) is a group of comedians, writers, and performers collaborating in order to improve their comedic skills. 5C allows students to hone their craft in both stand up and sketch comedy during our weekly meetings. Together we pitch ideas, work out our sets, write and rehearse sketches, and make fun ...

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Columbia College Chicago DJ Club

Columbia College Chicago DJ Club

Columbia College Chicago DJ Club (CCCDJ) is a club looking to bring together the DJ talent on campus. We want to help students network with other students and give them time to practice their craft and perform at dance events, DJ battles, DJ Showcases, and other events all over campus. Weekly meetings every Friday from 1-3pm ...

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Columbia College Chicago E-Sports

Columbia College Chicago E-Sports

We are Renegades E-sports. Our goal is to unite the gaming community at Columbia and encourage everyone to play, compete, and have fun together through online video game participation! We compete in multiple different games in AVGL and TESPA leagues. Contact: cccrenegadeesports@gmail.com Follow us on Facebook! Captain Daniel Kaniewski Ean Losselyoung ...

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Columbia College Chicago Renegades Basketball Team

Columbia College Chicago Renegades Basketball Team

Columbia Renegade’s Basketball team strives to make the best experience for all of our players and participants. This all around sport will touch upon competitiveness, team participation, and fitness. Our organization competes with various other colleges and leagues to further engage our experience and love for the game. Contact us at cccrenegadesbasketball@gmail.com Captain Isiah Cavitt Follow us on Facebook! ...

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Columbia College Chicago Renegades Dance Team

Columbia College Chicago Renegades Dance Team

The Columbia College Chicago Dance Team is a club sport that focuses on advancing skills in all styles of dance, but primarily concentrating in jazz. We perform for the Chicagoland area, at on campus events, local competitions, and we volunteer. Tryouts are held every fall and spring semester, and we encourage anyone who loves to ...

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Columbia College Chicago Renegades Soccer

Columbia College Chicago Renegades Soccer

The Columbia College Chicago Renegades Soccer Team is an organization that unifies students, artists, and athletes from all backgrounds through organizing soccer and art related events, weekly practices and matches. Renegades Club Soccer’s main goal is to provide a fun place for players to hone their soccer skills in order to participate in various games ...

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Columbia College Chicago Student Veterans Association

Columbia College Chicago Student Veterans Association

Columbia College Chicago Student Veterans Association (CCC-SVA) is a non-exclusive club for student veterans and their supporters of Columbia. We provide resources that help veterans navigate federal paper, obtain information for health resources, as well as provide an environment that will allow veterans to socialize and feel comfortable The CCC-SVA gives student veterans a chance to ...

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Columbia College Fashion Association

Columbia College Fashion Association

Columbia College Fashion Association (CCFA) is the student-run fashion organization on campus. We aim to bring together the student body through networking events, group bonding events, and putting on events that expand out into helping the community We meet every Thursday at 6:30PM in 618 S. Michigan Ave. 10th Floor, join us! Email us at CCCFashionAssociation@loop.colum.edu President Kendell ...

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Columbia Music Collective

Columbia Music Collective

A student resource meant for teaching students professionalism and collaboration in the Chicago music scene outside of the classroom. We also teach online marketing as well. Join us at our weekly meetings on Tuesday at 618 S. Michigan Ave., 4th floor in the SDI office at 5PM! Contact us at ColumMusicCollective@loop.colum.edu Co-President Jacob Coker Co-President Stephanie Bulandr Vice President Elaine Simmons Primary SOC Representative Jacob ...

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Columbia Pride

Columbia Pride

Founded in 1990, Columbia Pride is a student organization dedicated to fostering a radically inclusive LGBTQIA+ community on campus. Weekly meetings and other events promote open discussion, social engagement, and activism, as well as forming intentional, accessible spaces free of harassment, judgement, or other discrimination. Join us at our weekly meetings every Thursday from 4-6pm ...

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Columbia Renegades Quidditch

Columbia Renegades Quidditch

The Columbia College Chicago Renegades Quidditch team was established in 2013 and since then has been flying high in the scope of the school and the national stage. This year the team will become an official competitive team traveling all across the Midwest to fight for a spot at nationals. Renegades Quidditch aims to blend ...

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Columbia Renegades: Galahad Medieval Combat Society

Columbia Renegades: Galahad Medieval Combat Society

Pay heed! Galahad Medieval Combat is a sports organization that is part of the national sport of Belegarth. Belegarth is a full-contact sport where participants engage in combat using foam padded representations of medieval weapons. Here at Columbia we hope to invite anyone to come in, try the sport, and get more involved. Thursdays 6-9 ...

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Columbia XA

Columbia XA

Columbia XA is a community of authentic followers of Christ with a heart to share and show God's love to the Columbia College student body and community at large. We aim to do this through active service, community and discussing relevant topics from a biblical perspective. Join is for our weekly small groups: Wednesday at ...

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Cru

Cru

Cru is a caring community passionate about sharing Christ with others. We meet every Thursday from 6:30-8:00 pm in 916 S. Wabash, Rm. 215. We hope to see you there! Contact us at Cru1@loop.colum.edu President Rachel Zielinski Vice President Christian Nisbit Primary SOC Representative Abigail Thompson Alternate SOC Representative Rachel Zielinski Faculty Advisor Mary Mattucci ...

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Dungeons and Dragons Club

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Dungeons and Dragons Club organizes and teaches players to play the famous roleplaying game as well as other games. We run through games and campaigns of fun and original stories crafted by the game master or based on a game module. Fight as your personally created hero or villain through a heroic or evil quest! ...

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Editors Guild of Columbia

Editors Guild of Columbia

The Editors Guild of Columbia provides students networking and learning opportunities in all areas of postproduction through monthly meetings; site visits to companies that specialize in postproduction services; visits by media professionals; and participation in industry events. Join us at our monthly meeting on Wednesday at 4:30pm in 1104 S. Wabash, email us for further details! Contact ...

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Experimental Film Society

Experimental Film Society

The Experimental Film Society offers an opportunity for interested students to explore facets of filmmaking that lie outside of the traditional, Hollywood style - this could mean anything from non-traditional storytelling, cinematography, editing, or even 3-D, Virtual Reality, and Projection Mapping technologies. Join us at our weekly meetings every Monday at 7pm in 1104 S. ...

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Hillel

Hillel

Hillel's mission is to enrich the lives of Jewish undergraduate and graduate students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world. Hillel student leaders, professionals and lay leaders are dedicated to creating a pluralistic, welcoming and inclusive environment for Jewish college students, where they are encouraged to grow intellectually, spiritually and socially. Follow ...

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Hip Hop Club

Hip Hop Club

Our mission is to empower Columbia College Chicago students through teaching of true Hip Hop culture, and organizing events on campus centered around Hip Hop. Join us at our meetings on Thursday in the Haus at 5pm (623 S. Wabash Ave., 1st Floor) - Email for details. Email us at hiphopclub@loop.colum.edu President Diamond Reid Vice President Aubrey Howard Secretary Tyree ...

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Illustration Student Group (ISG)

Illustration Student Group (ISG)

CCC's Illustration Student Group (ISG) is a student organization with a strong identity within the professional and academic community of design. The ISG connects the institution’s Illustration curriculum and the professional industry through academic integrity, personal aesthetics and ethical professional practices. Columbia College Chicago illustrators will endeavor to advance the field of illustration based on ...

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Improv Club

Improv Club

The Columbia College Chicago Improv Club creates an environment for the education, growth, and showcasing of new and experienced improvisers and their skills in the CCC community. We strive to cultivate an encouraging improv community and network within the college as well as expose the club members to the professional improvisational comedy community in Chicago. Contact ...

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Interior Architecture Organization (IAO)

Interior Architecture Organization (IAO)

IAO provides an opportunity to connect with those who are trying to grow in the design industry. In order to do so, we are the source of events to network and increase their knowledge in the industry. As, well to develop themselves and niches. Our organization will impact the popularity of various design majors, and ...

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International Student Organization (ISO)

International Student Organization (ISO)

The International Community at Columbia is one of the richest and most diverse on campus. The International Student Organization aims to not only provide a heathy place for students from other countries but also to help educate and foster relationships with domestic students. Join us at our meeting every Friday starting at 5pm at 618 S. ...

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Japanese Anime and Manga

Japanese Anime and Manga

JAM is an organization that celebrates Japanese popular culture by holding weekly meetings to watch Japanese anime and dramas and holding discussions on the anime we watch. Join us at our weekly meetings every Tuesday from 7-10pm at 600 S. Michigan Ave., Room 921. Contact us at JapaneseAnimeandManga@loop.colum.edu President Caroline Schultheis Vice President Drew Barry Secretary Michael Phillips Treasurer Lane Franks Event Coordinator Raquel Rivas Primary ...

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K-Pop Dreamers

K-Pop Dreamers

The Kpop Dreamers is dedicated to uniting Columbia students from all walks of life and all cultural backgrounds who share a passion for Korean culture, Kpop music, K-dramas, and food. Activities consist of Korean games, language workshops, movie screenings, field trips, dance parties, music video shoots, and much more! Our goal is to inspire ...

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Latino Alliance

Latino Alliance

Latino Alliance improves student life by creating a supportive atmosphere through Empowerment. We provide opportunities for academic and professional advancement through events that center on promoting cultural, educational, political, and community connections. Join us at our weekly meetings every Wednesday at 5pm at 618 S. Michigan Ave. 4th Floor - MCA! Email us at latinoalliance@loop.colum.edu President Adriana ...

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M.O.V.E.D

M.O.V.E.D

M.O.V.E.D. is comprised of masters-level graduate students in the dance/movement therapy and counseling program at Columbia College Chicago. It is our mission to promote dance/movement therapy and provide creative initiatives through performance, sponsored events, and volunteering opportunities for students, staff, and faculty, as well as for the greater Chicagoland community. Contact us at moved@loop.colum.edu & Facebook Join ...

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Muggles Association of Columbia

Muggles Association of Columbia

The Muggles Association of Columbia brings the magical world of "Harry Potter" and other fandoms to life through in-depth discussions, debates, activities, and community events relevant to topics in literature and entertainment, including an annual student-run convention. All Wizards, Witches, and Muggles are welcome! Join us at our weekly meetings every Wednesday at 5:30PM in the ...

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MythInk

MythInk

Myth-Ink is a club for fantasy, sci-fi, and horror writers to come together. It is, as we say, a safe place to write unsafe things. Meetings are every Friday from 3:45pm – 5:30 pm, room 1305, in the 624 S Michigan building on campus. Join us for writing activities, readings, guest authors and editors, and ...

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National Association of Black Journalists Columbia College Chicago Chapter

National Association of Black Journalists Columbia College Chicago Chapter

Our mission is to spread awareness about the importance of black media while providing the truth in all forms of communication. Our purpose is to create a community of inspired, empowered and educated black journalists on the campus of Columbia College Chicago. We will meet on the 1st & 3rd Mondays at 6:30pm in the 33 ...

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National Retail Federation Student Association Chapter of Columbia College Chicago 

National Retail Federation Student Association Chapter of Columbia College Chicago 

The NRF Student Association Chapter of Columbia College Chicago will provide students with a variety of opportunities from learning about the diverse career paths in the retail industry to employment/educational opportunities. NRFSA members will be able to connect with their peers at Columbia, as well as nationally with other NRFSA chapters. Join us at our organization ...

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Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect

Picture Perfect is a Fashion organization at Columbia College Chicago that produces fashion events on campus with a creative twist. Picture Perfect focuses on building students professional portfolios, health and wellness, and collaboration with Columbia's student body and the greater community. Picture Perfect aims to utilize areas of media and art such as photography and ...

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Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

The Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) is a pre-professional organization for college students interested in public relations and communications. PRSSA aspires to advance the public relations profession by developing ethically responsible pre-professionals who champion diversity, strive for an outstanding education and advocate for the profession. Join us at our weekly meetings on Tuesday ...

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Renegades Dance Crew

Renegades Dance Crew

Renegades Dance Crew (RDC) is Columbia College Chicago's Hip Hop Dance Team. We strive to promote positive energy through the movement of dance. Our goal is to showcase what hip hop dance means to us. We pride ourselves on hard work, dedication and team work. Members on this team become family. We perform at large scale ...

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Residence Hall Association

Residence Hall Association

RHA is dedicated to enhancing the Columbia College Chicago on-campus experience by providing opportunities for leadership, help residents plan events, partner and participate in meaningful civic activities. RHA provides the on campus living community with opportunities to build lasting relationships between residents living in our diverse on-campus environment. ...

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ROARR - Reject Oppression and Reclaim Respect

ROARR - Reject Oppression and Reclaim Respect

ROARR stands for Reject Oppression and Reclaim Respect! ROARR is a student organization that is focused on chanign the way people are perceived in the media. With ROARR, we want to show more diverse representation of different people, instead of being shown only one percpetin within the media. Join us for our monthly meetings at ...

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Speak Your Truth Creative Writing Collective

Speak Your Truth Creative Writing Collective

Speak Your Truth aims to encourage artists to break the boundaries of genre in writing and to breathe life into the community using the power of language. SYT welcomes all artists who play with words in their work, including but not limited to: poets, song writers, nonfiction writers, rappers and fiction writers. Join us for ...

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Student Athletics Association

Student Athletics Association

The mission of the Fitness and Club Athletics (the Renegades) is to foster athletic competition here at Columbia. The Renegades create opportunities to participate in a balanced program of individual and group athletic activities. Join us at our monthly meetings the 1st Friday at 10am in the loft! (916 S. Wabash Ave., 4th Floor) Contact us at ...

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Student Government Association

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association of Columbia College Chicago represents the student voice and endeavors to construct a more perfect union. It serves as a liaison between students and the faculty and staff, and administration in order to ensure the welfare of our unique and diverse art and communication community. Through leadership and strong representation, it ...

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Student Organization Council

Student Organization Council

All recognized student organizations at Columbia are members of the Student Organizations Council (SOC). The SOC's mission is to provide student organizations the support and resources to accomplish their goals. ...

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Student Programming Board

Student Programming Board

The Student Programming Board (SPB) works to enhance and unify the college community by planning diverse, quality entertainment, including social, cultural and educational events. SPB works with other student organizations, faculty, staff and alumni in coordinating these special events, and activities for the Columbia College Chicago Community. ...

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TEDx Columbia College Chicago

TEDx Columbia College Chicago

TEDxColumbiaCollegeChicago is an organization of 30+ graduate and undergraduate Columbia students whose mission is to plan and execute an annual TEDx event on campus. We are a community of creative intellectuals who propose innovative ideas with the intention of changing our campus and the world around us. We are still deciding on our meeting location. TEDx Info ...

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Television Arts Collective

Television Arts Collective

Television Arts Collective is an independent student production group dedicated to collaborating across different departments to create work in the spirit of Columbia's dedication to collaboration and creativity. Our organization creates unique web content utilizing the resources provided by the college and the talents of Columbia's student body. Meetings every Monday at 6:30pm at 600 S. ...

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The Art House

The Art House

The Art House is a student organization created to provide students the free opportunity to critique and discuss great films in an open setting. We specialize in films that may be particularly difficult to find, are lesser-known or are otherwise under-appreciated. Whether you are a film-lover, student of cinema or at all interested in the collective ...

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The Chicago Literary Arts Magazine (The CLAM)

The Chicago Literary Arts Magazine (The CLAM)

The Columbia Literary Arts Magazine is a publication that focuses on recognition and sharing the talents of Columbia artists and innovators. Join us at our meetings every Wednesday at 731 S. Plymouth Court 6-8pm! Email us at TheClam@loop.colum.edu President Katelynne Fulford Vice President Emma Vanderwall Social Media Manager Madison Mahoney SOC Representative Katelynne Fulford Secondary SOC Representative Emma Vanderwall Faculty Advisor Peter Ricci ...

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The Cult Cinema Club

The Cult Cinema Club

The Cult Cinema Club is a student organization that promotes the intellectual discussion of cult, exploitation, and B films. Dive into bizarre, shocking, and bad cinema as we discuss the intersection of art and trash. Join us for weekly discussions of topics and films in the realm of cult movies. Join us at our weekly meetings ...

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Viva Documentary

Viva Documentary

Columbia’s premiere Documentary club, built to advance student networking, practical cinematic skills, and appreciation of the ecstatic truth through the lens of Documentary Film. Join us once a month on Tuesday at 4PM in the The Doc Center (407) at 1104 S. Wabash for our organization meetings! Follow us on Facebook and email us at vivadoc@loop.colum.edu President Charles ...

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Volleyball

Volleyball

The Columbia College Renegade Volleyball team will enable Columbia College Chicago students to advance their skills in the sport of volleyball; by providing a welcoming and inclusive environment to practice among peers with similar athletic goals and desires. Email us at cccrenegadesvb@gmail.com Check us out on Facebook! Captain Ali Munoz ...

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XCEND Show Choir

XCEND Show Choir

XCEND (ik-send): the combination of excel and transcend. XCEND Show Choir seeks to entertain and create life changing experiences through song, dance, and performance. This ensemble and crew is composed of passionate and growing students who perform at various venues around Chicago and the Columbia College campus. Join us at our weekly meeting every Sunday at ...

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