Membership Eligibility

Who is eligible for membership?

All Columbia University alumni, Columbia faculty, administrators, full-time graduate and undergraduate students. Families of alumni and students are also eligible for membership.

I received an advanced degree, not an undergraduate degree, from Columbia; may I join?
Yes. All graduates are eligible for membership.

I attended Columbia but never received a degree; may I join?
Yes. Please contact the Membership Office at [email protected] or (212) 719-0380 to discuss your application.

I did not attend Columbia, but my parent or child did; may I join?
Yes. We offer legacy memberships to children of Columbia alumni, as well as membership to parents of Columbia alumni and students. Please contact the Membership Office at [email protected] or (212) 719-0380 to discuss your application.

What if I am a current Columbia undergraduate student?
You are eligible for full Columbia Club membership.

Application Process

How do I become a member of the Club?
All you need to do is complete the online application.

You can also send a request to the Membership Office at [email protected] if you prefer to receive a complete membership packet by mail.

Initiation Fees and Membership Dues

Click here to find initiation fees and memberships dues.

Payment Options

How do I pay for membership?
Payments for Club dues can be made by check or credit card.

What credit cards do you accept?
We accept MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Discover and Paypal.

Are there any forms of payment you do not accept?
We cannot accept money orders or starter checks. A check must have the name and address of the member (or member’s business, for corporate checks) preprinted on its face.

Spousal/Partner Memberships

Can I get a separate membership card for my spouse/partner?
Yes. There is a space on the application form for spousal/partner information. Dues are based on the applicant’s age. Membership includes a separate membership card.

Membership Details

Are memberships transferable?
Membership are non-transferable.

How long is a membership year?
The Columbia University Club membership year is July 1 through June 30.

Do I need to renew my membership?
No. Membership automatically renews on July 1 for a period of 12 months unless written notice is received 30 day prior to the July 1 renewal date.

The Penn Club of New York Membership

How do I join The Penn Club?

Active Columbia University Club of New York membership is required.

  1. Complete the Penn Club application and return it to [email protected].
  2. Once your application is accepted, the Penn Club will charge you for your dues*

*Columbia University Club dues will be included in the Penn Club charge.


How do I resign from the Club?
Your membership remains active until you submit a formal written resignation to CUCNY Membership at [email protected]

A Princeton Club resignation form can be found at the link below.