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

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.

News

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.  

A Comment on the Relationship Between Arousal and Affirmative Consent in Columbia’s Gender-Based Misconduct Policy

December 9, 2019 - When a gender-based misconduct complaint is filed, Columbia’s Title IX investigators have the responsibility to assess whether there was affirmative consent for the sexual interaction, as do hearing panelists, if a hearing is held.  

Sexual Respect: It’s Time to Take the Initiative

October 25, 2019 - As we head into the last days of the Sexual Respect and Community Citizenship Initiative, I find myself thinking a lot about the number of students in our community who have experienced sexual harassment, assault, or stalking. I’m also thinking about the knowledge that our community has gathered in our ongoing efforts to understand and prevent the spread of all forms of gender-based misconduct.