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Gender-Based Misconduct Policies for Students

Effective Date:  October 2011

Latest Revision:  September 1, 2015


Gender-Based Misconduct Policy for Students (Policy)


Procedures for Responding to Student Gender-Based

Misconduct (Procedures) 


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 such misconduct, prevent its occurrence, diligently investigate

reports of misconduct, support victims, and deal fairly

and firmly with students who violate University policy.


In addressing issues of gender-based misconduct, all members of

the University must come together to respect and care for one

another in a manner consistent with our deeply held academic

and community values.


Through this Gender-Based Misconduct Policy and accompanying

Procedures, the University defines gender-based misconduct and

sets forth its 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 Title IX, the Violence Against Women Act, and the

New York Education Law.


Revision History:

Revised:  October 2011 

Latest Revision:  September 1, 2015 



To see the full text of this policy, please use the link on the right.