Columbia University in the City of New York

Gender-Based Misconduct

Columbia University, Barnard College, and Teachers College are committed to fostering an environment that is free from gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual assault and all other forms of gender-based misconduct.

The University recognizes its responsibility to increase awareness of and diligently investigate reports of such misconduct, prevent its occurrence, support students and others who experience gender-based misconduct, and respond fairly and firmly when students who violate University policy.

Within the Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and accompanying Procedures, the University defines gender-based misconduct and sets procedures for addressing gender-based misconduct involving students. The Policy and Procedures are designed to reflect the University’s commitment to a safe and non-discriminatory educational environment, consistent with federal and state law.

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