Your first step should be to contact a caucus or the Office of Student Services (swstudevent@columbia.edu) since every student event must be sponsored by a recognized student group or School office. Go to list of this year’s caucus leaders and student representatives. Your Student Activity Fee covers the cost of most of the School’s student events. Each year, student representatives and each of the caucus leaders submit a budget proposal to the Office of Student Services detailing their planned events for the academic year. Once their budgets have been approved, they start putting those events in place. We strongly suggest that for bigger events that you plan early and reach out t to peers, faculty and administration who may be interested in assisting your efforts.