Policy and Procedures

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Barnard Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment

Barnard College is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination, harassment, or retaliation.  As such, the College does not tolerate and specifically prohibits any kind of unlawful discrimination or harassment, which includes gender-based discrimination or harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment by a member of the College community.  

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
-Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the 1964 Civil Rights Act

Title IX prohibits gender discrimination in all programs and activities of a College such as Barnard College. Although two of the most common applications of the law are athletics and sexual harassment, Title IX also applies to admissions, financial aid, academic matters, career services, counseling and medical services, and all other programs and activities available to students at Barnard College. If you have additional questions or concerns about Title IX, you can contact the Title IX Coordinator. 

References for Reports of Sexual Assault

Grievance Procedures for Gender-Based Misconduct, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, & Stalking
These grievance procedures are specifically for the adjudication of complaints of gender-based misconduct, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence or stalking when such complaints involve Barnard College students, faculty, staff, administrators and/or third parties.  The College takes seriously all complaints and takes prompt, effective action, including disciplinary action, upon a finding of a Policy violation.

Grievance Procedures for Discrimination and Harassment
These grievance procedures are specifically for the adjudication of discrimination and harassment complaints related to race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, or disability, when such complaints involve Barnard College students, faculty, staff, administrators and/or third parties.  These procedures also apply to discrimination in employment on the basis of alienage or citizenship status, marital partnership status, military status, arrest or conviction record, predisposing genetic characteristics, caregiver status, or victim status for the following offenses: domestic violence, stalking, and/or sex offense, in its employment practices.  The Policy on Workplace Violence and Threatening Behavior may also be applicable.  The College takes seriously complaints of discrimination and harassment and takes prompt, effective action, including disciplinary action, upon a finding of a Policy violation.

CU Gender-Based Misconduct Policy for Students
Reports of gender-based misconduct where the Respondent is a matriculated Columbia University students are processed utilizing Columbia University procedures.  Additional Columbia University information can be found on the Columbia University Sexual Respect website at http://sexualrespect.columbia.edu/.

Additional Resource information and reporting options are available if you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault or other subjected to other misconduct.

For procedure related to other College Policies and behavior that does not fall under the Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, students should refer to the Code of Conduct., employees can refer to Human Resources or online at http://barnard.edu/hr/policies.html.