C.I.A.O. (Cultural Italian American Organization) is a student-run organization dedicated to informing students about Italian and Italian-American culture in an attempt to dispel common stereotypes while enjoying the heritage and language. The Club is very active in organizing cultural and community events, field trips to New York, Opera nights, lectures with international guests (some co-sponsored by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York), film screening, an annual dinner Gala, charities events. Students of all majors are welcome.

Advisor: Emanuele Occhipinti


  • President: Sabrina La-Bianca
  • Vice President: Benjamin Schaefer
  • Treasurer: Victoria Korn
  • Secretary: Alexandra Willis
  • Webmaster: Mara Tripodi
Email: ciao@drew.edu
Twitter: @DrewCiao