Key Resources on Campus
Sexual Violence Response (24/7/365)
Call (212) 854-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.
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.
Gender-Based Misconduct Office
Receive neutral guidance through the complaint, investigation and adjudication process, and help in seeking academic and other accommodations.
For more resources, click here.
Sexual Respect: More than a website
Here you can find resources and information to help uphold and preserve sexual respect in the Columbia University community.
Terms and Definitions
Consent requires communicating your own interest, listening to your partner’s interest, and moving ahead with any type of sexual activity only if you both agree.
Confidential v. Not Confidential
Confidential resources do not share identifying information with anyone. Non-confidential resources disclose information, only when necessary, to get students additional services or to protect community safety.
Being a prosocial bystander involves being aware of events happening around you and learning how to step in safely or seek help from others.
If you experience unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors or any verbal, physical, or visual conduct of sexual nature – these constitute sexual harassment and should be reported.
Columbia also will not tolerate acts of aggression, intimidation, stalking, or hostility based on gender or gender identity, or gender stereotyping.
Intimate Partner and Dating Violence
Violence in a relationship - whether serious or casual - can be a single act or a pattern of troubling behavior from . It can start with what seem like small acts, but lead to physical assault and rape.