Student Caucuses

During your time at Columbia we strongly encourage you to actively participate in student life by joining one of the nearly 30 student groups, known as caucuses. Caucuses provide the opportunity to cultivate relationships with your peers while advocating for a cause that is important to you. Here is our current caucus list, with contact information for the leadership.

Advanced Generalist Practice & Programming Caucus

Engaging students in learning about the AGPP concentration and how the AGPP track can serve their goals in social work.

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Marcia Calle

E-mail: mc4341@columbia.edu

Nicole Magliano

E-mail: nlm2146@columbia.edu

Aging Caucus

Promoting a greater understanding of the field of gerontology as well as the aging community and to advocate on their behalf.

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If you are interested in becoming an Aging Caucus leader, please contact the Office of Student Services at swstudevent@columbia.edu.

Amnesty International Caucus

Working closely with Amnesty International US to address concerns about human rights.

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If you are interested in becoming an Amnesty International Caucus leader, please contact the Office of Student Services at swstudevent@columbia.edu.

Asian Pacific Islander (API) Caucus

Promoting a greater understanding of the Asian and Pacific Islander experience, both domestic and global, through events and discussions.

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Jonathan Chang

E-mail: chang.jonathan@columbia.edu

Catalina Sa-Ngoun

E-mail: cas2329@columbia.edu

Black Caucus

Developing a support system for students at CSSW who identify as part of the African diaspora and fostering positive relationships with the local community.

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Sidney Delince

E-mail: sbd2138@columbia.edu

Sky Sealey

E-mail: sms2408@columbia.edu

Columbia Social Work Review

The Review is an annual peer-reviewed journal for students in the field of social work to share their research, experiences and views.

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Megan Wilkening

E-mail: mcw2180@columbia.edu

Kelly Ann Wakeland

E-mail: kaw2205@columbia.edu

The Criminal Justice Caucus

Providing a forum for CSSW students to gain an awareness about a range of concerns related to the criminal justice system, mass incarceration and restorative justice.

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Angel Fulgencio

E-mail: af2977@columbia.edu

Claudia Reyes

E-mail: cvr2111@columbia.edu

Disability Awareness Caucus

Providing a space for students with a spectrum of abilities to learn, gather, discuss, advocate, teach and learn about issues impacting disabled persons.

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Gwen Gethner

E-mail: gbg2115@columbia.edu

Education Caucus

Exploring education as an issue of social justice and human rights. Promoting the idea that education is a tool that can drive widespread social change.

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Kathryn Lige

E-mail: kal2239@columbia.edu

Global Caucus

Linking current students who have overseas social work related experiences to students who are interested in practicing social work internationally.

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Alexandra Abreu Boria

E-mail: ama2294@columbia.edu

Lindsay Harrington

E-mail: lrh2149@columbia.edu

Qian Zhang

E-mail: qz2312@columbia.edu

Hunter Fischer

E-mail: hyf2104@columbia.edu

Interfaith Caucus

Creating a space where students (who are interested in religion) or faith-based systems to discuss how beliefs intersect with social work practice.

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Greg Hetmeyer

E-mail: goh2107@columbia.edu

International Students Caucus

Providing a space for international students to seek support, share about their culture, and plan events to bring awareness of their experiences with the greater CSSW community.

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Dongrong Li

E-mail: dl3144@columbia.edu

David Cheng

E-mail: dtc2127@columbia.edu

Sixuan Bao

E-mail: sb3993@columbia.edu

Jewish Caucus

Inform social work practice and theory through the integration of Jewish culture, faith, and ideas.

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Amanda Weiss

E-mail: akb2177@columbia.edu

Joshua Dolman

E-mail: jrd2198@columbia.edu

LatinX Caucus

Engaging CSSW and surrounding areas about issues affecting the LatinX community, particularly within the field of social work.

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Lizbeth Hernandez

E-mail: lgh2122@columbia.edu

Claudia Reyes

E-mail: cvr2111@columbia.edu

Joelisse Galarza

E-mail: jg3880@columbia.edu

Marcos Huerta

E-mail: mh3776@columbia.edu

Luz Espinoza Reyes

E-mail: lae2136@columbia.edu

Media and Social Justice Caucus

Exploring the interplay of social work issues (e.g. stigma, advocacy, group identity) and how they are portrayed in the media.

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Noah Phillips

E-mail: sp3471@columbia.edu

Mental Health Caucus

Providing opportunities for students to build connections, spread awareness, and learn about the largest field of practice at CSSW.

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Kate Vandeveld

E-mail: cev2119@columbia.edu

Middle Eastern Caucus (MECa)

Creating a space in which Middle Eastern, Middle Eastern-American, and other interested students can build community and share experiences about working within these communities.

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If you are interested in becoming a Caucus leader, please contact the Office of Student Services at swstudevent@columbia.edu.

Military Social Work caucus

Providing a space for students to explore issues and trainings related to working with veterans and active duty military personel.

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Brian Smith

E-mail: bss2139@columbia.edu

Brianna Dick

E-mail: bnd2117@columbia.edu

Policy Caucus

Providing panels and other events that give critical insight and perspective into the macro level of social work and engaging students in the work of policy analysis and policy practice.

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Taylor Abbruzzeese

E-mail: tma2144@columbia.edu

Sarah Bedore

E-mail: sarah.bedore@columbia.edu

DT Bruno

E-mail: db3248@columbia.edu

Alexandra Abreu Boria

E-mail: ama2294@columbia.edu

Queer Caucus

Creating a welcoming space in which to foster camaraderie amongst lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex, and unlabeled (LGBTQQIU) students and their allies.

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Kate Vandeveld

E-mail: cev2119@columbia.edu

Carolyn Cruse

E-mail: cmc2366@columbia.edu

Mary Brown

E-mail: mfb2159@columbia.edu

Marcos Huerta

E-mail: mh3776@columbia.edu

Social Work Administration & Management (SWAM) Caucus

Cultivating the professional development of students with an interest in social enterprise, corporate social responsibility and management models within social services.

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If you are interested in becoming a Caucus leader, please contact the Office of Student Services at swstudevent@columbia.edu.

Social Work Arts Group (SWAG)

Providing a forum for students to express themselves and explore social justice and self-care through the lens of the arts.

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Jessica Phippen

E-mail: jp2704@columbia.edu

Holliston Coleman

E-mail: htc2111@columbia.edu

Nora Davis

E-mail: nd2558@columbia.edu

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC)

Fighting hate and bigotry via various advocacy efforts on and off campus.

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Ilea Franklin

E-mail: if2250@columbia.edu

Jessica Phippen

E-mail: jp2704@columbia.edu

Vincent Taccetta

E-mail: vt2291@columbia.edu

Students Against Sexual Violence (SAS-V) Caucus

Providing opportunities for education and action in order to prevent and respond to sexual and intimate partner violence in a healthy, holistic manner.

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Evelyn Milford

E-mail: efm2143@columbia.edu

Jessica Phippen

E-mail: jp2704@columbia.edu

Mary Martin

E-mail: mam2528@columbia.edu

Substance Abuse & Recovery Caucus (SARC)

Bringing together a community of students who are interested in exploring the various roles of social workers in substance use and recovery matters.

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Sharlene Green

E-mail: sg3603@columbia.edu

Darian Blanks

E-mail: darian.blanks@columbia.edu

Lindsey R Harrington

E-mail: lrh2149@columbia.edu

The Wellness Caucus

Promoting the physical, mental and emotional and well-being among social work students at CSSW.

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Josie Rosario

E-mail: jmr2008@columbia.edu