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“What we can and must do…is sustain the effort to make our campuses safer over the long term and to encourage and train students to contribute thoughtfully to these changes in their own communities, both while they are in school and as they take their place in the broader world.”

- President Lee C. Bollinger and Special Advisor on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Suzanne Goldberg

Columbia is committed to providing an educational environment that ensures all students can learn and live togther with a sense of personal safety and mutual respect. The University is working energetically, in combination with committed students, faculty and staff, to prevent and respond to sexual assault and other gender-based misconduct in our community.

On this site you can find updated University policies and information on the range of resources available for students 24/7, 365 days a year to address this critical issue of campus life. You can also find the latest reports and updated commentary on Columbia’s ongoing efforts.

These include the video conversations posted below, published updates from Special Advisor on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Suzanne Goldberg, frequently asked questions, as well as a link to a recent column in The New Republic by Columbia President Lee C. Bollinger and Professor Goldberg.

Watch Special Advisor on Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Suzanne Goldberg answer some frequently asked questions about gender-based misconduct policy at Columbia

Watch La’Shawn Rivera, director of Sexual Violence Response & Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center talk about advocacy, prevention and outreach efforts to both change culture and support survivors at Columbia

Read the column by President Lee C. Bollinger and Special Advisor Suzanne Goldberg in The New Republic