Today, the University Provost announced in an email to students that the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights will be holding meetings on campus this week to discuss the way Columbia has handled complaints of sexual assault. Meetings will be held at Faculty House on Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 29. There will be three 90-minutes blocks of time for the meetings at the times listed below:
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
The Office for Civil Rights will also be available for individual appointments from 2:30-4:00 p.m. on both days.
In April 2014, 23 Columbia and Barnard students filed federal complaints againts the school and in January 2015, it was announced that the school is under investigation by the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights for violations of Title IX and Title II.
Questions about the on-campus meetings can be directed to Gary Kiang, Senior Compliance Team Attorney, at (646) 428-3800 or OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.