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Columbia Basketball Club

"The purpose of the co-ed club is threefold: * Strengthen the School's athletic spirit with consistent and competitive basketball * Broaden the network of students who love the game of basketball through instruction and camaraderie and * Increase youth-targeted community service efforts Specific benefits of membership: * 20th Annual Georgetown MBA Charity Basketball Tournament (Feb 13-15 2009; Official ""Business School"" Champions; 2nd place tournament finish) * An intramural team base or a pickup game forum when you have free time * 1st Annual Columbia 3-on-3 Charity Tournament (April 24th 1-7pm; free for members) * Spring Beginner's Clinic (tentatively scheduled) Don't worry if you're out of shape a beginner or a washed up semi-professional come hoop it up!"

Columbia Surf Club

Football Club

The Football Club serves as a recreational release from the rigors of academia. Practices are usually held two times per week; and scrimmages with other teams in the New York area are also held. The club competes in tournaments against other major business schools from the United States and Europe. All ability levels are encouraged to participate.

Golf Club

The goal of the Columbia Business School Golf Club is to enable students professors and alumni to participate in golf in particular by arranging events at nearby golf courses and driving ranges and by organizing trips throughout the year. We are keen to help non-golfers get addicted by providing the opportunity to take lessons and learn the game.

Rugby Football Club

The Columbia Business School Rugby Football Club (RFC) is comprised of roughly 60 first and second year members. Practices are held twice a week, and the team plays matches and tournaments throughout the Fall and Spring semesters, including the MBA Rugby World Cup. The club is open to players of all experience levels (only 10% of members have played rugby prior to CBS) and has a strong social aspect. We host weekly happy hours for the entire student body on Wednesdays and there’s always a “third half” after matches.

Sailing Club

The Sailing Club plans a number of sailing-related activities during the school year including lessons day trips in New York harbor and Long Island Sound weekend racing and an annual sailboat charter in the Caribbean. The sailing club also sends teams to various international business school regattas (for more information see below). Students are encouraged to sign up as members to ensure preference for a spot in these activities. All levels of sailing experience are welcome.

Snow Sports Club

The purpose of the Snow Sports Club is to foster an appreciation and enjoyment of various snow sports at Columbia Business School and to facilitate the annual ski trip--the biggest trip at Columbia Business School. Furthermore the club will encourage friendship and mutual respect of its members through its events and activities. The purpose of the executive board will be to organize trips and other events that fulfill this mission.

Squash Club

The Columbia Business School Squash Club organizes for its members a squash ladder holds tournaments conducts clinics and hosts squash round-robin sessions.

Tennis Club

The Tennis Club connects CBS students interested in playing tennis and provides the students court time on routinely predetermined dates. The club is focused on organizing events for members holding tournaments and planning events with other schools.

Volleyball Club

The premise of the Volleyball Club is pretty simple - to get to know our classmates in a non-academic setting relieve some of the stress of the classroom and of course hone our volleyball skills! We encourage players of all levels to come out and play. We are excited for the upcoming semester and hope to field several teams for the Columbia intramural league. In addition to the intramural league we play two tournaments each year one at Harvard in the fall and the other at Wharton in the spring.

Women's Touch Rugby

The Columbia Business School Rugby Football Club (RFC) is the only club at the School that guarantees fun to all members. Club membership is open to all registered Business School students faculty and administrators with an interest in the sport of rugby. No prior experience is necessary. If you would like to join the RFC or would like more information please e-mail us.

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