Event and Club Management System

The Event and Club Management System at Columbia Business School helps students, faculty, and staff to schedule and manage events and student clubs at CBS. Each application is available below, along with links to documentation, recorded training sessions, and screencasts to help get you started.

If you need any help along the way, please email ems-support@gsb.columbia.edu.

Quick Links

System Purpose Link Help
OrgSync Event scheduling, room booking, and organization management OrgSync OrgSync Help
25Live Finding available rooms 25Live 25Live Help
Student Club Sign-Up Join student clubs Club Sign-Up Form Instructions
Refund Requests Refunds for club dues and OrgSync event payments Request a Refund Instructions
Refund Administration Club officers with Administrator access can approve or reject refund requests Administer Refunds Instructions
Community Mailing Lists Club email messaging CBS Community Instructions


OrgSync is the front-end system used by students, faculty, and staff for creating and managing events at CBS. OrgSync talks directly to 25Live to allow you to book rooms for your events or meetings. For students, OrgSync will also be the application used for managing their student clubs. The links below provide documentation, recorded classroom training sessions, and screencasts to help you use OrgSync.

View our full list of support documents and training videos.


25Live is the system of record for room reservations at CBS, including all classroom booking. Using this product, you'll be able to quickly review a group of rooms and their availability for a given date. You don't have to use 25Live, but it makes planning your events easier if you know room availability ahead of creating your event.

To help schedule your meeting or event, first review the 25Live Calendar to find available rooms. There is no need to login. Just click the Public Location Searches link for the set of rooms you are interested in.

View our full list of support documents and training videos.

Student Club Sign-Up

On the Student Club Sign-Up form, students can join CBS student clubs, both those with dues and those that are free. Please refer to the "Joining Columbia Business School Student Clubs" document for instructions.

Refund Requests

If you need to request a refund for club dues or for an event ticket or merchandise payment in OrgSync, please see the instructions in the "Refunds for Club Dues and OrgSync Payments (Events and Other)" document.

Community Mailing Lists

In addition to OrgSync's messaging capabilities, student club officers can use Community mailing lists to communicate with their clubs' members.