Ref Spotting @ Columbia
Ref Spotting @ Columbia is a Facebook group and unofficial club on campus. It functions exactly like the Dog Spotting at Columbia Group, but its members just post pictures of their friends that they see in Ref instead of dogs. Members can also post overheard at Ref, Ref memes, or even Butler spotting in general. It can be a tool to shame people for spending too much time in Ref or to give them positive reinforcement for working hard.
Ref Spotting was founded in March 2019 by Julia Schreder (CC ‘21), who served as the first Tyrant of Ref Spotting. She studied abroad in Fall 2019, making Stan Liao (SEAS ‘21) the interim Tyrant in her absence. As of September 2020, the group has over 1900 members.