Throughout the Barnard College and Columbia University Alumnae/i community, there are groups that have formed that congregate around common purposes and shared experiences. A number of events are held throughout the year to celebrate and foster a connection between alumnae that transcends age, era, and experience.
Choose from the groups below to get more information on their respective missions and how to get involved. For questions regarding Shared Interest Groups, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212.854.2005.
Barnard Alumnae of Color is a shared interest group that focuses on issues of interest to women of color, before, during, and after their time at Barnard College. Marquee events include the Alumnae of Color Dinner which is held during Reunion weekend each year, and the Alumnae of Color Dinner for Admitted Students held each Spring.
For more information, contact email@example.com or call 212.854.2005
The Athena Alumnae Network is the alumnae network of the Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College. The network includes former students involved as Athena Scholars, Summer Fellows and interns, and members of the Athena Digital Design Agency. Members share an experience of having dedicated part of their Barnard careers to the Athena Center's mission of women and leadership. The network helps alumnae connect with each other, with the Center and with current Athena students through an email newsletter, on- and off-campus events, and a LinkedIn group.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more and follow the network's blog to read some alumnae stories.
As Barnard's all-female a cappella group, Bacchantae is lucky to perform at many events on campus and in the NYC area. They sing a variety of music, including pop, R&B, 90's, and indie. If you're looking to connect with Bacchantae or book the group for a private event, email them at email@example.com.
Barnard Entrepreneurs Network (BEnet) embraces a broad definition of entrepreneur which includes founders of companies at all stages of business development and all small business owners. Programs feature notable Barnard alumnae entrepreneurs and other leaders in their fields who discuss topical and wide ranging issues concerning entrepreneurship in general and their own experiences in particular. It is the hope that our programming facilitates the networking process by providing engaging topics of conversation among our alumnae members.
Barnard Women in Entertainment (BWE) is a community of Barnard women committed to helping each other grow and advance within the greater entertainment industry. BWE welcomes alumnae with professional experience in film, television, publishing, theater and related fields to attend its networking mixers, film screenings and panel discussions. We've seen the "old boys" network in action and we want to show them how the women do it! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Q is Barnard College's queer group. Their mission is to build, support, and enrich queer community on campus. Through a community oriented, activist based approach, Q seeks to support Barnard's LGBTQI identified students and their allies. Throughout the year, Alumnae Relations partners with Q on events such as the LGBTQ Tea and others.
For more information, please contact Greta Boorn, Manager of Young Alumnae and Student Engagement, at email@example.com.