The Helvidius Group has several different affiliations and relationships within Columbia University.
As an undergraduate student organization, Helvidius is officially an academic club recognized by the Activities Board at Columbia (ABC), a governing board that oversees more than 150 different student organizations on campus. Approximately 40 percent of the Helvidius’ annual budget is awarded by ABC. As an ABC organization, Helvidius is advised by the Student Development & Activities office within the Division of Student Affairs. Currently, David Milch serves as the Helvidius’ adviser for all non-academic issues.
Click here to view a PDF copy of Helvidius’ ABC constitution.
Helvidius maintains a close financial and academic relationship with the Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy. ISERP is Columbia’s institute dedicated to interdisciplinary social science and provides approximately 40 percent of Helvidius’ funding. ISERP Chair Professor Peter Bearman serves as one of Helvidius’ academic advisors.
Helvidius has had a close relationship with the Department of Political Science for over a decade. Despite theJournal‘s interdisciplinary focus, historically many of essay submissions have developed from political science papers. The Department provides administrative support and approximately five percent of Helvidius’ funding. Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Relations Jack Snyder serves as one of Helvidius’ academic advisors.
Helvidius also receives financial support from the sale of the Journal, subscriptions, advertisements, and donations. Read more in the Support section.
As a subsidiary of the university, Helvidius enters into contractual obligations and holds copyrights under the auspices of the Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, a section 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The Columbia name and crown are used with permission.