Research conducted by the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation found that nearly one in four Columbia and Barnard students have experienced sexual assault. Students at Columbia may have heard this statistic, or similar ones, several times since the New Student Orientation Program. Students are also taught different ways to intervene if someone seems to be in danger, as well as which resources are confidential through the Sexual Health Initiative Program. However, there seems to be little discussion about the rights that survivors have, and should one of us be that one in four, there seems to be too much misinformation regarding nonconfidential resources on campus. I am here to set the record straight....
Federal complaint alleges Columbia promotes “pervasive and hostile environment” toward Jewish students
The Lawfare Project, a New York-based think tank and litigation fund for Jewish and pro-Israel communities, has filed a federal complaint against Columbia alleging that the University has failed to address the “culture of discrimination” against Jewish students on campus....
Content warning: This op-ed contains graphic details of sexual assault.
In October 2019, No Red Tape Columbia sat down with Marjory Fisher, the Title IX coordinator, and Kelly Joyce, the interim associate vice president of Student Conduct and Community Standards, to clarify Columbia’s definition of affirmative consent. The gender-based misconduct policy currently states that consent may be given through “words or actions.” While Columbia continues to communicate to the student body that an enthusiastic verbal “yes” constitutes consent, there is little indication as to what “actions” Columbia considers potential indicators of affirmative consent. Hugs? Kisses? Smiles?...
Executive Director for Equity and Title IX Coordinator Molree Williams-Lendor will leave Barnard on September 20 for a position at New York University, President Sian Beilock announced in an email to the Barnard community on Thursday....
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