The GSAPP Student Council is an elected student body, made up of representatives of every program at the school. Student Council representatives are elected every Fall and serve a full calendar year, until the following Fall semester or until a representative graduates. The full list of this year’s representatives can be found below, including all existing positions.
Download the Columbia GSAPP Student Council Handbook here.
The Student Council works to advocate on behalf of the student body with the consistent goal of improving student life at GSAPP and serves as a link between the student body and the school administration. More specifically the Student Council:
Elected members of the Student Council meet on a regular basis with the Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs to discuss matters pertaining to student life at the school. Meetings with the Dean of Academic and Student Affairs are open to each program cohort at least once every semester. The Student Council also meets semi-regularly with the Dean as well as other major offices of the University such as IT, Facilities, Finance, Career Services, Events and the Alumni & Development Office. In addition, the Student Council holds bi-monthly internal meetings.
The school’s Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs serves as an ad -hoc member of the Student Council in order to transmit student concerns directly to the Dean and faculty and respond to student questions about administrative or academic issues affecting them.
The Student Council invites students to directly participate in shaping the agendas discussed at weekly meetings with the Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs. Please use this form if you would like to anonymously submit an agenda item for an upcoming meeting. The full list of meetings can be found below.