Columbia University in the City of New York

A Guide to the Rules of University Conduct

The history of the Rules of University Conduct dates back to 1968, following a referendum from the Columbia University Senate and the creation of the Rules of University Conduct Committee. The Rules were revised in May 2015, to strengthen the right of freedom of expression for every member of the University and the ability to openly demonstrate, rally, picket, and circulate petitions, while still protecting the rights of others and allowing the University to continue to function normally.

View our reader-friendly guide to the Rules of University Conduct below.
Read Professor Goldberg's Spring 2016 update on the Rules of University Conduct (also published in the Spectator).
For more information, please visit Columbia University Senate.
You can find the full set of rules here.
Complaints under the Rules of University Conduct can be filed here.