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.

Download a reader-friendly guide to the Rules of University Conduct here (pictured below), and find the full set of rules here.

Additional reading:

  • Columbia Spectator coverage about the adoption of the Rules here.
  • For more information on the University Senate, see here and for more on the Senate Rules of Conduct committee, see here.

Complaints under the Rules of University Conduct can be filed here.