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Student Committees

Columbia Nursing students are strongly encouraged to work with students, faculty and staff across the CUMC and Columbia communities, and serve as representatives for school-wide and intercollegiate committees including:


Diversity Committee

The diversity committee's goal is to support an intellectual learning environment that promotes social justice, innovative research, practice and policy aimed at eliminating health inequalities. We strive for a culture of inclusion and connection that embraces diverse local, regional and global communities with the goal of improving health of all people.

If you are interested in joining the Diversity Committee, and/or learning more about the different subcommittees, email


Curriculum Committee
The committee is charged with ensuring and maintaining the purpose, goals and content of the programs of study as well as their quality.


New Building

This committee, comprised of faculty and staff, students, and simulation experts, along with representatives from CUMC facilities management and the architects meet to suggest and validate current and future school space needs.


Dean's Advisory Group

Judy Wolfe, EdD, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, convenes a Dean's Advisory Group (DAG) with student representatives from each degree program and specialty each year. The group provides a forum for communication between the faculty/administration and students, and seeks to foster relationships among students in the various programs. The respresentatives listed below have been selected for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

Program/Specialty Representative
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nicole McPherson
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Vicky Chen
Family Nurse Practitioner Emily Peat and Shanelly Singh
Master's Direct Entry Marie Mounier
Nurse Anesthesia Erin Galvin
Nurse Midwifery Amber Rideout
Pediatric Primary Care Marie Giustino
PhD Isabel Wong
Psychiatric-Mental Health Ashley Belfort

Masters Direct Entry Advisory Group

The MDE advisory group is comprised of elected students from varying MDE areas of interest. The group meets with the MDE Program Director to discuss pertinent initiatives and concerns specific to Entry to Practice students.


Interdisciplinary Committees And Groups


Student Health Advisory Committee

The Student Health Service (SHS) is seeking student membership for the Student Health Advisory Committee (SHAC). The committee convenes for one hour-long meeting once a month, usually at 6PM. The meeting day will be determined by the consensus of SHAC members. Student advisory committee members will be asked to give their input on a wide variety of SHS-related topics. It is preferable that members of the SHAC be enrolled in the Student Health Services.


Addiction Information and Management Strategies (AIMS) 

The AIMS office has professional staff and peer representatives available to assist students who experience issues, or have questions related to substance use, abuse, and dependence as well as concerning behaviors. Students representatives from each of CUMC's health science schools make up the AIMS Council, which meets monthly during the standard academic semesters.


Queer Ally Partnership (QAP)

QAP works to promote visibility and unity on the CUMC campus around sexual identity, gender and social justice. QAP looks to inspire students to become more culturally competent providers and work to promote social justice through healthcare.


Global Health Organization (GHO)

GHO is an intercollegiate collaboration across all schools on the CUMC campus; allowing the group to address global health concerns from all angles.


Columbia University Partnership for International Development (CUPID)

CUPID is a student-led effort across Columbia University to facilitate multidisciplinary dialogue, awareness, and action on international development.


Columbia Student Medical Outreach (CoSMO)

CoSMO provides free, high-quality primary healthcare to the uninsured population of Washington Heights; promotes community empowerment through outreach and educational efforts; and instills in students a lifelong commitment to the service of all who are in need.



To join a committee, please contact:

Naveed A. Ahmad

Assistant Director of Student Life