Why Sexual Respect?

Coming soon: the Sexual Respect Initiative for Fall 2016 begins September 19. Check back for details!

A Message from Professor Suzanne Goldberg, Executive Vice President for University Life

Sexual respect is a commitment. 

It is a commitment to communicating and acting with integrity and respect for others. 

It is also a commitment to each of us doing what we can to create an environment where sexual and gender-based misconduct is not tolerated. As members of this University community, we have the ability – and the responsibility – to create and support an ethic of care and mutual respect, even amidst our robust differences.

It starts with us.

The Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative, created by students, faculty and administrators, asks students to examine the link between sexual respect and membership in the Columbia community.  Its goal?  To reinforce, for all Columbia students, that sexual respect is integral to being a member of this University community.

All Columbia students are strongly encouraged to participate.  New to Columbia this year?  Your participation is required. 

Click here to see the lineup of workshops, award-winning films and online options that students could choose from in the 2015-16 academic year.

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