Non-Discrimination Statement and Policies

Columbia University is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from discrimination and discriminatory harassment and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its members. Each individual has the right to work and learn in a professional atmosphere that promotes equal employment opportunities and prohibits discrimination and discriminatory harassment. All employees, applicants for employment, interns (paid or unpaid), students, contractors and people conducting business with the University are protected from prohibited conduct.

The University does not tolerate unlawful discrimination, discriminatory harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual exploitation and all such conduct is forbidden by Columbia University Policy. 

The University strongly encourages those who have experienced, witnessed, or become aware of conduct that violates EOAA Policies & Procedures to come forward promptly so that the University can take appropriate steps to prevent such conduct from occurring in the future and to ameliorate its effects. The University will protect the privacy of those who come forward to the extent possible and permissible by law.

Nothing in University Policy and EOAA Policies & Procedures shall be construed to abridge academic freedom and inquiry, principles of free speech, or the University’s educational mission.