Messages to the Community

Messages From EVP Goldberg

Affirming Columbia’s commitment to an inclusive community

December 10, 2018 - Public declarations of hostility and intolerance cut against core values of our community, even when they are within someone’s rights to express. It is important to restate in the strongest terms Columbia’s deep commitment to a community and a living and learning environment free from discrimination and harassment based on race, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender and other aspects of identity. 

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Denouncing Antisemitism and Supporting Our Community 

November 29, 2018 - A Jewish faculty member’s office at Teachers College was vandalized yesterday afternoon with swastikas and an antisemitic slur spray-painted on her office walls. The University strongly denounces this antisemitic act that seeks to create fear and to intimidate members of our community.

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Student Privacy and the Gender-Based Misconduct Process

November 28, 2018 - The University takes very seriously our commitment to student privacy, and we will not generally share information about individual cases other than with the students who are parties (complainants and respondents) in a case. Here's why...

 
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Proposed Title IX regulations and Columbia’s commitment to gender-based misconduct prevention and response

November 21, 2018 - As we review the newly proposed regulations on Title IX from the U.S. Department of Education, I want to affirm Columbia’s commitment to creating a community free from gender-based misconduct and to responding to incidents that occur with support and processes that are fair to all members of our community and sensitive to the issues involved.

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Bulletins

DACA Update: Federal court rules in favor of DACA program

April 25, 2018 - We join with students, scholars, advocates and all who are heartened by recent news that DACA protections for undocumented students must remain and that the U.S. federal government must resume accepting new applications. 

 

Join the Student Survey Leadership team

January 17, 2018 - Columbia has teamed up with the World Health Organization to do a University-wide survey this spring of all students on campus climate and student well-being. Apply now to be a student leader of the survey team. 

DACA Update: Window to Apply for Renewals

January 17, 2018 - On January 13, 2018 the Department of Homeland Security announced it will resume the application renewal process for DACA students. In light of this announcement and the rapid pace of DACA developments, we encourage students with DACA to apply for renewal as soon as possible.

Columbia Joins Friend of the Court Brief on International Travel Ban

December 18, 2017 - Columbia is among 31 colleges and universities arguing in a friend of the court brief that international students, faculty and staff are vital to their institutions and the world, and that Presidential Proclamation No. 9645 -- the third presidential order banning nationals of Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S. -- contradicts the freedom of religion and equality embodied in the First and Fourteenth Amendments.