Student Organizations

Columbia College Chicago’s office of Student Organizations and Leadership empowers students to create engaging experiences for themselves and their organization members. Organizations supported or created by IAM students, or advised by IAM faculty include:


Columbia College Chicago Animation Association

The Columbia College Chicago Animation Association organization is for animation students and students interested in animation. This organization was founded to help encourage young animators and connect them. Our goal is to teach our fellow students what we know about animation and create lifelong friendships that would span into our careers. We want to help our fellow animators with critiques and advice. We want to create a safe environment so they can flourish.

Join us at our bi-weekly meetings at 1104 S. Wabash Ave., Room 402 on Fridays!

More information about the Animation Association on the IAM wiki…

Dungeons and Dragons Club

Dungeons and Dragons Club organizes and teaches players to play the famous roleplaying game as well as other games. We run through games and campaigns of fun and original stories crafted by the game master or based on a game module. Fight as your personally created hero or villain through a heroic or evil quest! Be prepared to craft your own story as you interact with other players! Come join and have fun!

More information about Dungeons and Dragons Club on the IAM wiki…



Japanese Anime and Manga

JAM is an organization that celebrates Japanese popular culture by holding weekly meetings to watch Japanese anime and dramas and holding discussions on the anime we watch.

Join us at our weekly meetings every Thursday from 7-10 in 916 S. Wabash, room 150.



More information about Japanese Anime and Manga on the IAM wiki…

Renegades: ESports

ESports strives to foster a community of talented and dedicated competitive gamers who not only win games but help each other succeed in life in and out of school. They also support a massive casual gaming community that loves to chat with other Columbia gamers and support their annual tournaments.



Join the ESports Discord to learn more and get involved!