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Columbia University Non-Discrimination Statement & Policy

Columbia University is committed to providing a learning, living, and working environment free from unlawful discrimination and harassment and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its members.

Consistent with this commitment, and with all applicable laws, it is the policy of the University not to tolerate unlawful discrimination or harassment in any form and to provide those who feel that they are victims of discrimination with mechanisms for seeking redress.

Also consistent with this commitment, Columbia University prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a victim of domestic violence, citizenship or immigration status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, unemployment status, partnership status, military status, or any other applicable legally protected status in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other University-administered programs and functions.

Nothing in this policy shall abridge academic freedom or the University’s educational mission. Prohibitions against discrimination and discriminatory harassment do not extend to actions, statements or written materials that are relevant and appropriately related to course subject matter or academic debate.

This policy governs the conduct of all Columbia University students, faculty, staff and visitors that occurs on the University’s campuses or in connection with University-sponsored programs. This policy also governs conduct by Columbia University students, faculty, staff and visitors that creates, contributes to, or continues a hostile work, educational, or living environment for a member or members of the University community.

Inquiries or complaints regarding any form of discrimination or harassment may be directed to:

Marjory D Fisher
Title IX Coordinator
Associate Vice President
202A Philosophy Hall
(212) 854-1276

Heather Parlier
Associate Provost, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Section 504 Compliance Officer
103 Low Library
(212) 854-5918

Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights (New York Office)
(646) 428-3800

  • Please also see the Columbia University Policy page for Gender-Based Misconduct and Interim Title IX Policies and Procedures for Students at universitypolicies.columbia.edu


The University strongly encourages community members who have experienced, witnessed, or become aware of conduct that violates the Non-Discrimination Statement and Policy to submit an incident report so that the University can take appropriate steps to prevent such conduct from occurring in the future and to amend its effects.

For questions or concerns related to If you are a Student If you are Faculty or Staff
Gender-Based Misconduct (including sexual harassment and assault) Gender-Based Misconduct Office 212-854-1717 or Title IX Coordinator 212-853-1276 Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) 212-854-5511
Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind Student Conduct & Community Standards 212-854-6872 or EOAA EOAA
Any of the Above, or Not Sure GSAPP Student Affairs GSAPP Department Chair, Dean, or Supervisor

Columbia offers a number of confidential resources to students who believe they were subjected to discrimination, harassment or gender-based or sexual misconduct and who do not wish to report to the University:

Office Contact
Counseling Services
Columbia Morningside 212-854-2878
CUMC 212-496-8491
Rape Crisis/Anti-Violence Support Center 212-854-HELP
Office of the University Chaplain 212-854-6242
Ombuds Office ombuds@columbia.edu
Health Services*
Columbia Morningside 212-854-2284
Columbia Morningside clinician-on-call 212-854-9797
CUMC 212-305-3400
CUMC clinician-on-call 212-305-3400

* Medical providers are considered confidential resources in the context of providing medical treatment to a patient.