Providing support for students (non-academic)

As a faulty member you are required to report any incident that may be defined as sexual misconduct, whether that misconduct involves faculty, staff, or another student. (Go here for  Columbia’s definition of sexual misconduct.)

Make all reports of sexual misconduct to the Title IX Coordinator, either by filing at report at this website, or by contacting Title IX Coordinator Office at 212-853-1276 or titleix@columbia.edu.

The following summarizes how to support students by referring them to resources. More complete information about faculty reporting requirements is given here.

 


Issue: Gender-based misconduct involving students (sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating/intimate partner violence, stalking)

What to do  

  • Inform the student of your duty to report. 
  • Share resources. Confidential counseling is provided by Sexual Violence Response (SVR) . and Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS).
  • File a report here with the Title IX Coordinator (or call 212-853-1276 or email titleix@columbia.edu) even if the incident occurred off campus or with a non-affiliate. Information about how to file is given here. Ultimately it is up to the student decide whether to pursue an investigation.

Confidential resources:
Sexual Violence Response (SVR) Morningside, 700 Lerner   |   Barnard, 105 Hewitt Hall   |  Medical Center, 206 Bard
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS)   
Morningside, 800 Lerner · 212-854-2878   |    Medical Center 60 Haven Ave, Bard Hall · 212-305-3400


Issue: Gender-based misconduct involving colleagues / faculty

It is Columbia’s policy that faculty may not have a romantic or sexual relationship with a student whom they oversee in any way. Faculty with any supervisory responsibility are required to report potential misconduct to EOAA. All policies are on EOAA’s website.

Report gender-based misconduct involving faculty or staff here so it can be investigated by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA)The EOAA office phone number is 212-854-5511 and the email is eoaa@columbia.edu.

Confidential resources:
Ombuds Office 
Morningside, 660 Schermerhorn · 212-854-1234    |    Medical Center
154 Haven Ave, Room 412 · 212-304-7026 


Issue: Discrimination in the workplace (includes harassment and hostile work environment)

Report workplace discrimination here so it can be investigated by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA).  The EOAA office phone number is 212-854-5511 and the email is eoaa@columbia.edu. 

Confidential resources:
Ombuds Office Morningside, 660 Schermerhorn · 212-854-1234    |    Medical Center
154 Haven Ave, Room 412 · 212-304-7026


Issue: Harassment and other misconduct by another student

Student grievances on non-sexual harassment not involving faculty or staff are handled through Student Conduct and Community Standards (SCCS). If students want to file a report, they can do so here.

Confidential resources: 

Sexual Violence Response (SVR) Morningside, 700 Lerner   |   Barnard, 105 Hewitt Hall   |  Medical Center, 206 Bard
Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS)   
Morningside, 800 Lerner · 212-854-2878   |    Medical Center 60 Haven Ave, Bard Hall · 212-305-3400