Double Discovery Center


Educating Children of Promise since 1965


Double Discovery Student Organization (DDSO)

The Double Discovery Student Organization (DDSO), a recognized Columbia University student group consisting of Columbia College and Barnard College undergraduates. It assists with the recruitment and training of over 100 volunteers annually, and organizes events for Double Discovery high school students. The group is an integral part of the Center’s mission of “double discovery”, where high school students and college volunteers each learn from the other. 

The DDSO’s most well known event is their annual College Discovery Day. They take DDC students to their college classes to give them a first-hand look at a day in the life of an undergraduate. The day includes workshops and panels with Columbia and Barnard students and the admissions and financial aid staff.  The DDSO has also sponsored the Center’s annual Halloween and holiday parties for students and post graduation reception for the senior class.

For more information and the latest on the DDSO, you can follow them @DDSO_board on Twitter.