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Sexual Respect

Sexual Respect

This report from the Columbia University Gender-Based Misconduct Prevention Task Force - dozens of students, faculty members and staff from across Columbia - summarizes the group’s work to date and outlines recommendations for the University, some of which already are underway.

Sexual Respect

This report is part of Columbia's commitment to prevent and address gender-based misconduct including sexual assault within our community.

Sexual Respect

The SRI also aligns with student, administrator, and expert sentiments about the need for mandatory sexual respect education. And there’s no denying that the SRI is one of the first and most comprehensive programs of its nature in the nation.

Sexual Respect

(Prof. Suzanne) Goldberg said that the ideal is a campus culture wherein bystander intervention is the norm, and training is a way to get there.

Sexual Respect

In the second year of the Sexual Respect Initiative, Columbia has offered more workshops and more sessions of each option.

Sexual Respect

"In our view, having students participate, engage on these issues, and understand deeply the shared responsibility of community members is very important."

Sexual Respect

"...new students at Columbia must complete a course in 'sexual respect.'"