Policy and Procedures

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Barnard Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment

Barnard College is guided by the precept that in no aspect of its employment practices or educational programs should there be disparate treatment of persons because of improper considerations of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, age or disability. 

Grievance Procedures for Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct
These grievance procedures are specifically for the adjudication of complaints of sex and gender-based misconduct when such complaints involve Barnard College students, faculty, staff, administrators and/or third parties.

CU Gender-Based Misconduct Policy for Students
Reports of gender-based misconduct by matriculated Columbia University students are processed utilizing these procedures.  Additional Columbia University information can be found on the Columbia University Sexual Respect website at http://titleix.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 discriminatory or harassing behavior that does not fall under the Gender-Based and Sexual Misconduct procedures see the General Grievance Procedures.

General Grievance Procedures
The College has established this General Grievance Procedure to supplement certain policies of the College, such as the College's Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment In Employment Practices and in Student Academic and Campus Life, which designate the General Grievance Procedure as the appropriate process for evaluating allegations of discrimination or harassment (other than sex or gender-based misconduct) against students, faculty, administrative, professional, confidential and unionized employees or visitors to the College.  Please be aware that other College policies may also be applicable, depending upon the nature of the reported behavior.