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Non Discrimination

Owner: Diversity & Community Affairs

URL: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/policylibrary/Non Discrimination

Continuing its long-standing policy to support active equality for all persons, Teachers College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws, in the administration of its admissions, employment and educational policies or scholarship, loan, athletic and other school-administered programs. Rather, Teachers College affirms that it admits students and selects employees regardless of their race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws and thereafter accords them all the rights and privileges generally made available to students or employees at the school.

Students with concerns about the application of civil rights laws (including Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Age Discrimination Act) may wish to speak with Vice Provost Katie Embree, 113 Zankel, (212) 678-3991, Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs Janice Robinson, 128 Zankel, (212) 678-3391, Executive Director for Equity and Section 504 Compliance Officer, Melissa Rooker, 128 Zankel, (212) 678-7508, or Ombuds Officer Erwin Flaxman, 280 Grace Dodge, (212) 678-4169.   Students with Title IX concerns may also contact Ombuds for Gender-Based Misconduct Riddhi Sandil, 325 Horace Mann, (212) 678-4016.

Faculty and staff with concerns about the application of civil rights laws (including the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Age Discrimination Act) may wish to speak with Associate Vice President for Human Resources Randy Glazer, 120 Whittier Hall, (212) 678-3175, Vice Provost Katie Embree, 113 Zankel, (212) 678-3991, Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs Janice Robinson, 128 Zankel, (212) 678-3391, Executive Director for Equity and Section 504 Compliance Officer, Melissa Rooker, 128 Zankel, (212) 678-7508, or Ombuds Officer Erwin Flaxman, 280 Grace Dodge, (212) 678-4169.   Faculty and staff with Title IX concerns may also contact Ombuds for Gender-Based Misconduct Riddhi Sandil, Ph.D., 325 Horace Mann, (212) 678-4016.

Individuals with disabilities who seek reasonable accommodations or information concerning accommodations should contact the Office of Access and Services for Individuals with Disabilities (OASID), 166 Thorndike, (212) 678-3689 (voice/TTY).

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the TC Title IX Coordinator, Janice Robinson, at (212)-678-3391 or JRobinson@tc.columbia.edu.   Individuals who wish to seek assistance outside of the College community may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (New York Office), (646) 428-3900, OCR.NewYork@ed.gov.

Pay Transparency. Teachers College will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the College or (c) consistent with the College’s legal duty to furnish information.

Last updated:  June, 2016

Responsible office: VP Diversity & Community Affairs Office