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Community Impact represents one of the student governing boards at Columbia University.  Other governing boards on campus include SGB, ABC, IGB, Club Sports, and Hillel.  The student portion of Community Impact is run primarily by seven elected student executive who oversee the coordinators of each of the groups.  The student executives work closely with the Community Impact staff to facilitate operations at Community Impact.

The Community Impact (CI) Student Executive Board strives to support CI’s mission of advancing the public good by engaging Columbia University students in high-quality service. The Student Executive board works closely with the CI program coordinators, CI Board of Directors, CI staff, Columbia University administrators, Columbia University faculty, and CI partner agencies to develop new and strengthen past initiatives for the continued improvement of CI and community service at Columbia.

The Student Executive board is highly collaborative and shares many responsibilities. Execs will spend about half of their time on shared responsibilities, including advising 3 to 4 CI groups, attending weekly staff and Student Executive meetings, and assisting as needed in all major Community Impact Events.

Additionally, these responsibilities include liaising with other student groups, joining committees on the Board of Directors, and any new initiatives that the board might want to pursue. For example, in the past semester, the board coordinated with the Center for Career Education and over 15 outside organizations to host the first annual Community Impact Non-Profit Career Fair.

In addition to the shared responsibilities, each student exec will have a distinct role:
Marketing Officer
Internal Affairs Officer
Event Management Officer
Community Relations Officer
Operations Officer

What Else Do They Do?
Though being a Student Executive is a huge commitment, student executives are also involved in other places around campus. All of our student executives remain volunteers and coordinators with their Community Impact groups.

On campus, our student executives have been in many activities including Residential Advising, Undergraduate Recruitment Committee, Columbia University Scholars Program, EcoReps, Students for Education Reform, Youth For Debate, Design For America, Chicano Caucus, Wind Ensemble, Kenneth Cole Community Engagement Fellow, and the Columbia Science Review. They have also worked various campus jobs including positions at the TIC, CUIT, CCE, Columbia Libraries and as TAs, among other things.

Additionally, our Student Executives have found the experience easily translatable to many different jobs and internships including Consulting (Booz and Co, Monitor Group, Accenture), Technology (Google, Shodor, The Digital STEM), Education (City Year, TFA, DDC), Marketing (Carnegie Hall, L’Oreal), Health Care  (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center), the Arts (New York Philharmonic), Finance (Goldman Sachs), fellowships abroad, and research positions (SURF, BSURE).

Board Documents
Please click to download our constitution.
Please click to download our spending guidelines.

Questions about the structure of our governing board, our constitution or spending guidelines?  Please email ciexecs@columbia.edu

Current Student Execs

Hahn Chang
Community Relations

 Julia Chen

Gia Yannekis
Internal Affairs

Gayatri Malhotra

Andrew Demas

Wendy Sun

Jane Brennan
Event Management