Stay involved with student organizations

Find your community at CC! There are a variety of organizations available on campus for students to join and develop their soft skillset.

Students who are involved on campus typically preform better academically, develop stronger time management and communication skills, and establish a greater connection to the college. 

Join an organization of your interest

Art Club promotes public interest in art and celebrates the wide variety of creative forces that make up the field. The club complements classroom and studio training and enhances student understanding and appreciation of how art forms work together. Art Club provides at least two service projects during the school year, sponsors the annual Student Art Exhibition and hosts the annual student art sale.

The Black Student Coalition creates a safe space where people can have conversations about black culture.These conversations bring to light social, economic, educational and political pressures black students face at the college and in the community. The BSC strives to cultivate a culture where blackness is appreciated and celebrated.

Campus Activities Board (CAB) provides programs and activities to the study body at Columbia College. CAB brings to campus entertainment such as improv groups, hypnotists, comedians, trivia nights and other events. CAB members ensure that programs are high-quality, creative and diverse.

Chi Alpha is a community of passionate Christian students at Columbia College. Members are dedicated to promoting the love, power and teachings of Jesus to positively impact the world.

Circle K International, helps organizations and agencies in the Columbia community through volunteer work, support and assistance.

Collegiate DECA serves students pursuing a degree in the field of business, finance, marketing or management. Members have the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge through state and national competitive events designed to enhance practical skills. DECA focuses on building self-esteem and ethical business practices, and is also committed to community service and development opportunities.

Columbia College's collegiate chapter of the American Marketing Association helps students develop leadership and marketing skills. The organization promotes interaction between students, faculty and the business community. It also provides opportunities for experiential learning to develop sound thinking in marketing theory and understanding of marketing principles and practices.

Columbia College Student Veterans organizes student veterans with other students to positively impact the campus. The group hosts events, provides resources to veterans and participates in community service projects.

The Columbia College Computer Science Club provides students with opportunities to advance their knowledge of the different branches of computer and information sciences. It also provides opportunities for hands-on experience with various applications.

The Cougar Corps Drumline strives to become a catalyst for student involvement by providing spirit and energy to school events. The group aims to increase attendance at athletic events, improve school spirit and enhance alumni pride. It also promotes involvement in the college's music program.

Enactus applies student-led innovative thought, planning and action to identified social problems. Members take entrepreneurial action to create a better world.


The Forensic Science Club provides students with an opportunity to network with other forensic science students. The organization provides opportunities to complement classroom studies with guest speakers, field trips and other activities.

International Club helps international students transition to U.S. customs and life at Columbia College. Open to all students, the group promotes diversity, culture, respect and understanding. The club hosts programming, social activities and service projects both on campus and in the community.

The Mock Trial promotes leadership, critical thinking and real-world experiences. The mock trial team competitively represents Columbia College in inter-collegiate competitions, gaining a deeper understanding of law and procedures.

Model United Nations promotes a better understand and interest in the function and processes of the United Nations. Members study the political positions and views of a selected country, then represent that country at a nationwide simulation. The United Nations simulation includes teams from colleges and universities nationwide.

A thoughtful, respectful and inclusive environment for discussing philosophical ideas and exploring diverse ways of framing and answering questions of fundamental importance to the human experience.

Queers and Allies provides a safe, confidential resource to students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning. The organization supports students who experience harassment because of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. Additionally, the group is open to straight allies. Queers and Allies provides a space for LGBTQ+ and straight allies to build a network where all identities are respected. Additionally, the club works to educate the broader school community about sexual orientation and gender identity issues.

The Columbia College Red Cross Club learns, practices and exemplifies humanitarian values through mission-related service projects. The group is guided by the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross. That includes preventing and alleviating human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing volunteers and donors.

The Residence Hall Association (RHA) serves as the voice of students living in residence halls. The group advocates for dining and hall facility improvements and enhancing the living experience of residents.

The Science and Pre-Med Club enhances and expands members' knowledge of scientific issues. Open to all Columbia College students, the club promotes a better understanding of the sciences.

The Social Sciences Club raises awareness and promotes interest in the fields of psychology and sociology. The club sponsors activities and gatherings for students interested in social services. It also promotes scholarly advancement in both fields and to help students connect with the community through service projects.

TEACH is a student chapter of the Missouri State Teachers Association (MSTA). It promotes professional ideals and purposes by establishing a group of like-minded students who want to become professional educators. TEACH provides a structure through MSTA that allows opportunities for professional and personal growth, community service and leadership training.