Student Policies on Discrimination and Harassment

The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) is responsible for managing Columbia University’s Student Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment and for coordinating compliance activities under these policies and the applicable federal, state and local laws. It has been designated as the University’s Compliance Office for Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and affirmative action laws.  http://eoaa.columbia.edu/.  Students, faculty, and staff may contact the EOAA Office to inquire about their rights under University policies, request assistance, seek information about filing a complaint, or report conduct or behavior that may violate these policies. 

 

Complaints against students for gender-based misconduct are processed in accord with the Gender–Based Misconduct Policy for Students at: http://sexualrespect.columbia.edu. The use of the term “gender-based misconduct” under these policies and procedures includes sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence.  Students who attend Barnard College and Teachers College as well as Columbia University are covered by the Gender-Based Misconduct Policy for Students.

 

Complaints by students against students for other forms of discrimination and harassment are processed in accord with the Student Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment at: http://eoaa.columbia.edu/student-policies and should be filed with the Dean of the school in which the respondent student is enrolled.  Complaints against students are investigated under the appropriate Dean’s Discipline procedure of the respondent student’s school.

Complaints by students against employees and third parties doing business with the University for discrimination and harassment are processed in accord with the Employment Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment at: http://eoaa.columbia.edu/employment-policies.  The use of the term “discrimination and harassment” under these policies and procedures includes discrimination, discriminatory harassment, gender-based harassment, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. 

Violations of the University’s Student Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment, Employment Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and HarassmentGender–Based Misconduct Policy for Students, are prohibited.  Appropriate disciplinary action may be taken against any student or employee who violates these policies.

You may download copies of the complete policies here: http://eoaa.columbia.edu/resources/documents

The Associate Provost heads the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and has been designated as the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Compliance Officer for Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and affirmative action laws. 

 

For further information and assistance, contact:

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:  http://eoaa.columbia.edu

103 Low Library, MC 4333

212-854-5511

eoaa@columbia.edu eoaa@columbia.edu

 

Melissa Rooker, Associate Provost, Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 Compliance Officer

212-854-5918, mrooker@columbia.edu

 

Michael K. Dunn, Director of Investigations, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Faculty and Staff Concerns

212-854-6699, mkd2010@columbia.edu

 

Jeri Henry, Interim Director, Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Student Concerns

212-854-1717, jh3079@columbia.edu