Columbia University Cheerleaders have been a staple of Columbia spirit for several decades, assisting in the preservation of Columbia's rich tradition at campus events, football and basketball games. The cheerleaders also participate in community service events.

Tryouts for new members are held each September, and are open to all students of Columbia University, including graduate students.  Tryout elements include jumps, cheers, fight song performance, cheer style dance performance and stunting. Tumbling is not an absolute requirement, but is strongly preferred. We recommend preparing at least a back handspring with light spot.

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