Discrimination, Harassment and Gender-based Misconduct

Columbia University is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from discrimination, harassment, and gender-based misconduct and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its members. Consistent with this commitment and with applicable laws, the University does not tolerate discrimination, harassment or gender-based misconduct in any form and it provides faculty, staff and students who believe that they have been the subject of discrimination, harassment or gender-based misconduct with mechanisms for seeking redress.

 
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) is responsible for managing Columbia University’s Employment Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment, Student Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment and for coordinating compliance activities under these policies and the applicable federal, state and local laws.  Student Services for Gender-based and Sexual Misconduct is responsible for managing Columbia University’s Gender-Based Misconduct Policies for Students
 
Susan Rieger, Associate Provost (EOAA) is designated as the University’s Compliance Officer for Title IX, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and affirmative action laws.  Melissa Rooker, Executive Director (EOAA) and Melissa Tihinen, Senior Manager Student Services for Gender-based and Sexual Misconduct are designated as Deputy Title IX Officers.  Faculty, staff and students should contact any Title IX Officer to inquire about their rights under the University’s policies, request assistance, seek information about filing a complaint, or report conduct or behavior that may violate these policies. 
 
These are the policies referenced:
 
Employment Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment:  http://eoaa.columbia.edu/files/eoaa/content/employment.findec11.pdf
 
Student Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment:  http://eoaa.columbia.edu/files/eoaa/content/student_policiesfindec11.pdf
 
 
The offices referenced are at:
 

Student Services for Gender-based and Sexual Misconduct:  http://www.columbia.edu/cu/dpsa/index.html