Graduate Student Committee

Graduate Student Committee (GSC) of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University is an independent, student-led organization that provides a forum for concerns related to all aspects of student life within the department, including the academic program, student facilities, and social activities.

The GSC serves as a liaison between the graduate student body and department faculty, and also to other groups with close ties to the department: the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies, and the American Museum of Natural History. Interaction among these groups are encouraged through the GSC's support of afternoon teas, lunchtime sports, and annual events such as the Chili Cook-Off and the Summer Picnic.

Due to a generous endowment from Dr. Paul Richards, Mellon Professor Emeritus of the Natural Sciences, the GSC is also able to contribute funds toward special events and projects such as weekly Graduate Student Tea, various semester gatherings and events, Women in Science at Columbia's Girls' Science Day. All students are encouraged to attend and participate at GSC meetings and activities.

Events & Activities

Graduate Student Tea - Every Wednesday at 4pm in the Nafe Reading Room in the Geoscience Library.

Volunteers Needed! - Help organize an intramural sport, lead an Open House tour, or plan a "full moon" party. Contact the GSC chairs to get involved.