CASV: Our Partners

Is your organization interested in Becoming a CASV Partner?
Download our overview document and contact CASV Co-Directors:
Andrew Rodriguez ( and Morgan Kang (

1397327_10152904682839914_7184440747717893710_oColumbia Spectator 

The Columbia Spectator, founded in 1877, delivers news and information daily to thousands of readers around Columbia, Morningside Heights, and West Harlem. We are the second-oldest college daily paper in the country and have been financially independent from the University since 1962.

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The Asian American Alliance (AAA) is a student organization that strives to promote understanding, foster dialogue and create a sense of awareness within the Asian Pacific American community at Columbia University. It seeks to educate and address key issues and topics that affect the APIA community at Columbia and beyond.


First Generation Low-Income Partnership

As many students who identify as first-generation and/or low-income may agree, Columbia University does not always offer the appropriate safe spaces or platforms for students to talk about issues that pertain to them. In order to raise awareness about class issues, build a first generation and/or low-income community that transcends all barriers, foster an open and respectful campus environment, engage in a cross-class dialogue, advocate on behalf of the community, lead service projects pertaining to these issues and empower first-generation low-income students at Columbia, we are looking to start a conversation amongst students about what our community needs. 

12240197_1079067445476947_2092265679898842721_oColumbia Political Union

Organized for and by the students of the Columbia University community, the non-partisan Columbia Political Union (CPU) seeks to promote and inspire engagement and discussion in politics from all points of view and backgrounds.

14188470_1164664520259049_8036904363250238209_oColumbia Women’s Business Society

(CWBS) was founded in 2003 to establish a pre-professional network specifically for women. Since then, we have grown into one of the largest pre-professional clubs on Columbia’s campus, specializing in connecting people from all backgrounds with powerful women. As an undergraduate women’s organization, we aim to create a business leadership network between Columbia and Barnard students and female professionals in New York City and beyond.

10511317_867483706603014_4213188834004850501_nLean In @ Columbia University

Lean In is an international organization, founded by Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of Facebook, which promotes the success of women in the workplace. All over the globe, chapters of Lean In organize events, programming, and circles, groups of 10-12 individuals who meet weekly to discuss both personal and professional goals.

12341318_1200688336612373_8416551196638047854_nRoosevelt Institute @ Columbia University

We are the Columbia University chapter of the Roosevelt Institute, a national, progressive, student-run think tank. We work to identify non-partisan solutions to policy problems at all levels of government in six policy areas: Defense and Diplomacy, Economic Development, Equal Justice, Education, Healthcare, and Energy and the Environment.

27072344_1692307487481617_8301628071590469181_nPlanned Parenthood Generation Action @ Columbia University

A trusted health care provider, an informed educator, a passionate advocate, and a global partner helping similar organizations around the world, Planned Parenthood delivers vital reproductive health care, sex education, and information to millions of women, men, and young people worldwide. For over 100 years, Planned Parenthood has promoted a commonsense approach to women’s health and well-being, based on respect for each individual’s right to make informed, independent decisions about health, sex, and family planning. Visit for more information.

41615299_2051774718466121_5588888784478404608_nClub Zamana

Club Zamana is the largest undergraduate South Asian organization at Columbia University, and a functional umbrella for the South Asian groups on campus.
As a club we organize a variety of activities, from doing scientific demonstrations for young students, organizing informal and formal talks with professors, and to making liquid nitrogen ice cream for the student body! Every spring we host the Grandpierre Lecture, where we choose and invite a speaker to come and talk about their research to the Chemistry Department. We also have a Lunch with a Professor series, where we invite a professor from the Chemistry Department to eat lunch and chat about their research, career, and life advice. Every year we try to expand our scope of activities, so we’re always happy to have new members with fresh ideas and who are interested in science!

We are an entirely student-run club of dedicated individuals from all corners of the University. Our members range from students of the University’s four undergraduate colleges and various graduate schools to alumni. We are athletes of all belt levels. We are students of all majors, individuals with a vast range of interests. We are a team brought together by our passion for the art and sport of Tae Kwon Do. No matter who you are, no matter where you’re from, if you have an interest in Tae Kwon Do, you belong with us. 

42215649_1509974652436103_2103800248596955136_nColumbia Pre-Law Society

The Columbia Pre-Law Society provides prospective law students at Columbia University with a forum to discuss, interact, and debate with our nation’s laws, processes, and legal professionals. We organize events such as panels, mixers, and informal discussions to facilitate networking both within our membership and with legal professionals. We provide pre-law students with the necessary resources to foster their interests in the law or to motivate the further exploration of existing legal interests.