Chinese Students Club

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The Chinese Students Club, commonly known as CSC, is one of the largest cultural groups on campus. It is a student organization dedicated to promoting Chinese culture and identity to the Columbia and Barnard communities through events from social mixers to political forums. It is notorious for holding Lunar Gala, a huge Chinese culture/fashion show, being one of the largest student productions on campus, as well as Night Market, a large festival on Low Plaza, and one of the biggest undergraduate events of the fall. Its other annual events include: Intercultural Benefit Dinner, Rice Bowl, and Thank You Party.

The organization also maintains five satellite groups, including CSC Connect (a peer mentoring program), Radiance Dance Troupe (Chinese dance), Chinese Yo-Yo, and the Chinese Conversation Group. As of 2014, Wushu is a Chinese martial arts satellite group of CSC, but they are considering becoming their own group. Wushu has performed at Night Market, Lunar Gala, and Basketball Mania. The organization serves as the umbrella group for these related clubs. Lion Dance Troupe was formerly a satellite group of CSC, but was recognized as an independent student group by the Activities Board at Columbia in spring 2009, existing now on its own.

The Chinese Students Club is run by a 25-member board as well as a general body. The board consists of the Executive Board (President, VP CC/SEAS, VP Barnard, Secretary, Treasurer), Executive Committee Members (ECMs), and Organizational Committee Members (OCMs). The board recruits students to be OCMs early in the fall.

2013-2014 Board Members

Executive Board

  • President: Alex Xu
  • Vice President CC/SEAS: Lisa Li
  • Vice President Barnard: Therese Chen
  • Secretary: Denny Jin
  • Treasurer: Clarice Zhou

Executive Committee Members

  • Rosie Deng
  • James Kim
  • Chris Haotian Li
  • Kevin Tyan
  • Meaghan Hurr
  • Amy Li
  • Yixin Sunny Sun
  • Michelle Wiryadi

Organizational Committee Members

  • Leon An
  • Emily Hu
  • Neha Jain
  • Sai Phatraprasit
  • Aini Sun
  • Samuel Xiao
  • Will Guo
  • Wina Huang
  • Curtis Li
  • Ritchie Shen
  • Larry Xiao
  • Alexandra Zhang

External links

Columbia CSC