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.

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Gender-Based Misconduct Office

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

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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.


Update to the Gender-Based Misconduct Policy Provision on Sanctions

The Gender-Based Misconduct Policy has been updated to clarify the scope of sanctions involving “removal from leadership/supervisory positions within the University community.” This sanction can be applied to restrict a student from serving as a teaching assistant, course assistant, and/or grader either for a limited period of time or throughout the student’s affiliation with the University.

This is Sex with CNN Correspondent Lisa Ling

Join 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 fulfills the 2017 Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative.

The 2016-17 Gender-Based Misconduct Prevention Task Force Annual Report

Read about the Task Force's goals, focal issues and recommendations over the last academic year, and more from this working group of students, faculty and staff chaired by Executive Vice President for University Life Suzanne and Marina Catallozzi, MD, MSCE and Faculty Co-Leader, Certificate in Sexuality, Sexual and Reproductive Health at Mailman School of Public Health.

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At a time when the federal government has withdrawn important protections for transgender students, it is ever more important to reiterate Columbia’s own policy: All students, faculty, staff and visitors should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.