Cyberbullying is any communication received via social media or email that seeks to intimidate, harass, threaten, or otherwise do harm to people or to internal or external Information Resources. It also encompasses transmitting materials in violation of the University’s sexual harassment, hostile workplace or protection of minors policies, or that violates the policies of external networks and resources.
Report cyberbullying to the CUIT Service Desk (https://cuit.columbia.edu/service-desk), either by calling 212-854-1919 during daytime hours, visiting the Walk-in Center at 202 Philosophy Hall (daytime hours only), or submitting a ticket at https://cuit.columbia.edu/service-desk.
CUIT will forward cyberbullying complaints to the Director of Computer Security in the CISO office. The Director, working with Public Safety, OGC and Student Conduct and Community Standards, will determine if the offensive material exists on a University resources.
Material stored on external systems (e.g., Facebook, LinkedIn, Snap Chat, etc.) cannot be directly mitigated by CUIT.
Other departments may be involved depending on the target of the bullying.
Discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, domestic and dating violence, stalking
If a student, report incidents to the University’s to the Student Conduct and Community Standards at http://studentconduct.columbia.edu/. (Staff and faculty should report incidents to the office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action at http://eoaa.columbia.edu/eoaa-policies-and-procedures.)
The Policy (available here) specifies prohibited conduct, and delineates other duties and obligations of University employees and other members of the University community, and describes reporting options and available resources, including the availability of accommodations and interim measures. The Procedure section spells out the investigation and disciplinary process for matters in which employees or third parties are accused of misconduct and includes supplemental procedures for certain types of claims. Following the Procedures are additional sections with definitions of key terms, a list of resources for those affected by conduct prohibited by this Policy, and a list of applicable discrimination laws and contact information.
See also the Notice of Nondiscrimination.
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
103 Low Library, MC 4333