|Submission Date||April 14, 2015|
|2.00 / 2.00||
Office of Equal Opp/Affirm Action
|Yes or No|
|Student diversity and equity||Yes|
|Employee diversity and equity||Yes|
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) has overall responsibility for the management of the University’s Student Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment and the Employment Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment.
EOAA coordinates compliance activities under these policies and the applicable federal, state and local laws and has been designated as the University’s Compliance Office for Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and affirmative action laws. http://eoaa.columbia.edu/. Students, faculty and staff may contact the EOAA to inquire about their rights under University policies, request assistance, seek information about filing a complaint, or report conduct or behavior that may violate these policies.
|Yes or No|
Professional development and training are integral to successful implementation of the University's Student Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment and Employment Policies and Procedures on Discrimination and Harassment.
The Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action provides training programs to educate faculty, staff and students about conduct that may constitute a violation of University policy, and to inform them of the procedures that are available to manage alleged violations. While any member of the University community may attend, management and supervisory personnel are especially encouraged to participate in these programs, and are expected to be knowledgeable about the University’s policies and procedures. The programs are available to all University departments, and the sessions may be designed to tailor and meet the needs of specific participants.
The Learning and Development Office under the Vice President for Human Resources, provides professional development for faculty and staff. Do the Right Thing is an online training platform that educates faculty and staff regarding behavior and interactions within a diverse work force. Each new staff orientation provides a Statement on the Administrative Code of Conduct and a Statement of Ethical Conduct.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) (Columbia College/Columbia Engineering) promotes an inclusive university climate by acting as an educational resource for undergraduate students. OMA offers diversity education and training programs that are designed to encourage dialogue and interaction among students about issues related to diversity.
Additionally, Columbia hosts a plethora of cultural competency events, presentations, and activities on campus that are open to students, staff and faculty.
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