Welcome to the Governing Board at Barnard!
The Governing Board at Barnard (GBB) is responsible for representing, advocating for, and recognizing all student organizations on campus. Dedicated to serving and representing the interests of all recognized groups, GBB strives to enhance the mission of Barnard College by supporting student organizations that foster and enrich our community through coordinating allocations from councils, providing financial resources to groups, and facilitating the creation and maintenance of spaces in our community for underrepresented and marginalized social groups. GBB also collaborates with the Student Life office as well as other governing boards of Columbia University to maximize campus opportunities and events for the greater student body.
The Governing Board at Barnard upholds the values of Barnard College by promoting the personal and intellectual development of students as leaders. We hold GBB clubs and their members to the high expectations of Barnard College: rigorous standards, self-awareness, holistic learning, and social accountability. Reflective of the Barnard mission statement, GBB believes that participation and leadership in student clubs will empower students "to achieve the personal strength that will enable them to meet the challenges they will encoutner throughout their lives." We strive to provide a strong sense of community and dedication to student life on Barnard's campus.