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.

What if I am a current Columbia undergraduate student?
You are eligible for full Columbia University Club membership. Students must be 21 years of age to become an affiliate member of the Penn Club.

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.

I did not attend Columbia, but I work there; may I join?
Yes. Columbia faculty and administrators are eligible for Columbia University 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.

Columbia University Club Membership Dues

No initiation fee.

Effective July 1, 2021*:

  • $50 ~ Applicants 65+ years of age, undergraduates (proof of enrollment is required),spouses, parents, CU employees and active military
  • $85 ~ All other applicants

* The dues listed above do not include sales tax (8.875%), which will be added to those amounts.

Access to the Penn Club clubhouse is part of the Penn Club affiliation. In order for you to have access to the Penn Club clubhouse, you must become a member of the Penn Club in addition to becoming a member of the Columbia University Club.

Penn Club
Penn Club dues and fees can be found here.

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.

What are the Penn Club affiliate membership requirements?
You must maintain an active Columbia University Club membership in order to remain an active Penn Club member.

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].