The Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative (SRI)

Help create a campus community committed to ending sexual and gender-based misconduct. 

Check back for details on how to participate in Fall 2020.
(Photo: Halle Morse, CBS '20)

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.

Confidential

Counseling Services

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

Confidential

Public Safety (24/7/365)

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

Not Confidential

Student Conduct and Community Standards

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

Not Confidential

For more resources, click here.

News

Gender-Based Misconduct: New Title IX Regulations and Columbia's Commitment

August 17, 2020 - Columbia’s updated gender-based misconduct policies for students, faculty, and staff, now in place in response to regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education in May. These regulations have been the subject of substantial controversy, so we take this opportunity to share information that will be of interest. 

Gender-Based Misconduct and Interim Title IX Policies and Procedures for Students

August 14, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Education has issued new regulations for colleges and universities that address sexual assault and other gender-based misconduct. To comply with these regulations, the University has revised its existing policy for those types of misconduct (the “Interim Title IX Policy”). The University will also maintain the “Gender-Based Misconduct Policy” for other types of gender-based misconduct that are not covered by the new regulations.

Presidential Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault (PACSA) Releases New Report

May 20, 2020 - During the 2018-2019 academic year, partners across the University briefed the Committee on services and programs that support gender-based misconduct prevention and the University’s process for addressing incidents of gender-based misconduct.  

New Title IX Regulations From the U.S. Department of Education

May 6, 2020 - We are reviewing the regulations carefully and will revise Columbia’s policies as needed and in keeping with our strong commitment to addressing, investigating and adjudicating gender-based misconduct reports fairly and with sensitivity to the issues, and the people involved.