Resources for Faculty, Staff and Researchers

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Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

EOAA has overall responsibility for the University’s Employee Policies and Procedures on Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking. It coordinates compliance activities under these policies and applicable federal, state and local laws; and is 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.

Student Conduct and Community Standards

SCCS works with schools across Columbia on student academic and behavioral conduct issues, including discrimination and harassment allegations against students. SCCS also houses the University's Gender-Based Misconduct Office, which is responsible for enforcing Columbia's Gender-Based Misconduct Policy for Students.

Title IX Coordinator

Columbia’s Title IX Coordinator works with EOAA, the Gender-Based Misconduct Office and other campus resources to ensure a safe, welcoming, and harassment free-environment for all students, faculty and staff.  She oversees the prompt and fair investigation and resolution of all complaints related to sexual assault, gender-based harassment, intimate partner violence and stalking, and ensures that Columbia is in compliance with Title IX and state laws prohibiting gender-based discrimination.

Sexual Respect Website

Columbia's Sexual Respect website details additional confidential and nonconfidential resources for students.

Mental Health and Well-Being

The resources linked below are available if you have concerns about a student’s mental health or well-being:

Immigration & Undocumented Student Concerns

The International Students and Scholars Office is the go-to resource for international students and visiting professors and researchers. For undocumented/DACA student concerns and resources, visit the Office of University Life: universitylife.columbia.edu/daca.

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Inclusive Teaching

The Center for Teaching and Learning offers resources, workshops and individualized consultation.

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Ombuds Office

The University Ombuds Office is a confidential place to discuss workplace and academic concerns, policies and procedures and many other issues. Ombuds serve faculty, students, staff and alumni and are not part of any formal University process.

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LGBTQ Students, Faculty and Staff

Students can register preferred names, which will appear on course rosters. All may use restrooms that are most consistent with their gender identity; campus maps include single-user and gender-neutral restrooms -- see more under "Affirming Protections for Transgender Students," on universitylife.columbia.edu.

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Veterans, Active Military Service Members, and their Dependents

Student Financial Services

Student Financial Services and the School of General studies handle resources, policies, and procedures for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

School of General Studies

Student Financial Services and the School of General studies handle resources, policies, and procedures for veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Resilience Center for Veterans and Families

Research and psychological services also are available through the Resilience Center for Veterans and Families at Teachers College.

Center for Veteran Transition and Integration

The Columbia University Center for Veteran Transition and Integration provides programming and support for veterans transitioning to colleges, graduate and professional schools, civilian life, and the workforce.