Gender-Based Misconduct Policies for Students

Columbia University, Barnard College, and Teachers College are committed to providing a learning environment free from gender-based discrimination and harassment. As such, the University does not tolerate any kind of gender-based discrimination or harassment, which includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender-based harassment. The University community is committed to fostering a healthy and safe environment in which every member of the community can realize her or his fullest potential.
Gender-based misconduct is a serious concern on college campuses throughout the country. To address this problem, the University provides educational and preventive programs, services for individuals who have been impacted by gender-based and sexual misconduct, and accessible, prompt, and equitable methods of investigation and resolution.
Students who believe they have been subjected to gender-based discrimination or harassment are encouraged to report these incidents. Upon receiving a report, the University will respond promptly, equitably, and thoroughly. In addition, the University will take steps to prevent the recurrence of the discrimination or harassment and correct its effects, if appropriate.


Student Services for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct will be reporting to the Associate Provost for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. Please check back for further updates.