A cluster is a group formed at the beginning of the Columbia Business School experience. Students are grouped together based on various elements of their personal, education, and career background. In addition to taking core classes together, clusters serve as a community that provides academic, social, and professional support. Each cluster is assigned with an Academic Advisor and Student Life and Engagement Advisor that advise them throughout their time at Columbia Business School.

  • Fall term: A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I
  • J-Term: X, Y, Z

Cluster Governance

  • First-year Cluster elections are held during the fall semester.
  • Clusters are given $6,000 at the start of their first term by the Office of Student Affairs.
  • Cluster funds may be used in accordance with Columbia University's finance policies.
  • Click here for required cluster leadership positions.

Note that cluster leadership that violates policies or procedures will be subject to a meeting with their OSA cluster advisor and will be subject to losing budget and room reservation privileges.