Key Resources on Campus

Sexual Violence Response (24/7/365)

Call (212) 854-4357 (HELP) to connect with survivor advocates for trauma-informed rape crisis/anti-violence support, including accompaniment to the hospital, police, or to other resources. SVR also offers prevention education.


Counseling Services

Get trauma support and short-term counseling, referral for ongoing mental health services, and/or introduction to student support groups.


Public Safety (24/7/365)

Call (212) 854-5555 when you need emergency response, security escorts or assistance with law enforcement.

Not Confidential

Gender-Based Misconduct Office

Receive help in seeking academic and other accommodations, and guidance through the complaint, investigation and adjudication process.

Not Confidential

For more resources, click here.


Columbia Spectator: Sexual Respect in the #MeToo Landscape

September 25, 2018 - As the new academic year begins, sexual respect is front and center in discussions on and off campus, as allegations regarding sexual misconduct pervade the news in all sectors, from media and the arts to government and academia.  The good news is that we, as a community, are talking about these issues more than ever before – and that much of the conversation on campus is about how best to make positive change. 

Sexual Respect Ambassadors Get to work

Our Sexual Respect Ambassadors are ready to spread the word about our Sexual Respect Initiative and you can join the team! Our ambassadors engage with other student leaders and contribute ideas to the Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative (SRI). There is still time to get involved. Host an event or information table or staff at least one SRI workshop during the Initiative (through Oct. 28).

Affirming protection for transgender students and other Columbia community members

At a time when the federal government has withdrawn important protections for transgender students, it is ever more important to reiterate Columbia’s own policy: All students, faculty, staff and visitors should use whichever restroom is most consistent with their gender identity.

This is Sex with CNN Correspondent Lisa Ling

The Office of University Life hosted journalist Lisa Ling for a premiere screening of the new CNN series "This is Sex," in which Ling looks at the ways sex is stigmatized and politicized in America - followed by discussion & QA with Columbia experts and students. Participation in this event fulfilled the 2017 Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative.

Welcome to the Sexual Respect Website

Here you can find help whenever you need it as well as resources and information about sexual respect in the Columbia community.