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.


Columbia Spectator: Sexual Respect Continues Here, With Us

September 25, 2017 - Imagine what it would be like to have a campus where sexual harassment, assault, stalking, and other gender-based misconduct never occurred. What would it take to move from imagining change to making it happen? The easiest and most tangible way—this month and in the weeks ahead—is for every Columbia student to participate in the Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative and to encourage your friends and classmates to do the same.

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.

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 Goldberg and CUMC Professor 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.