The Office for Diversity and Community Affairs was created in January 2001, in response to recommendations of the President's 1999 Taskforce Report. The Office for Diversity and Community Affairs leads the President's and College's initiatives concerning community, diversity, civility, equity, and anti-discrimination. The Office, working with others in the College, addresses issues from faculty, staff, students, and alumni. These concerns may overlap with equity, anti-discrimination, retaliation and due process concerns, sexual assault and other gender-based misconduct concerns. The philosophy is to encourage the College community to listen, learn, educate, and work together in positive ways. At the same time, the Office focuses on systemic issues by addressing policy and procedural concerns.
Diversity, community and civility are integral to our institution and touch every corner of our community. The Office of Diversity and Community Affairs is proud to serve the students, faculty, professional and union staff and alumni that together make up the TC community.
Antisemitism is a critical social justice issue, yet many are unclear on what the term means and are unfamiliar with its long history. All of this makes naming and addressing the issue complicated and necessary. Columbia University Life has compiled resources here to help people unpack what is meant by the term, and to address and combat the issue. Click here for Resources for Combating Antisemitism.
Islamophobia is a persistent social justice issue based on misinformation that impacts the lives of Muslim people around the world. Moreover, many people do not fully understand what Islamophobia is and how it informs their thinking. Columbia University Life has compiled resources here to help people unpack what is meant by the term, and to address and combat the issue. Click here for Resources for Combating Islamophobia.
These resources were compiled in partnership with students, faculty and staff from across the University for you to use in your exploration of this critical issue and the development of skills to combat Antisemitism and Islamophobia. Requests to add additional items can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are stressful and distressing times for many members of our community who are personally affected by the Israel-Hamas war and crisis in and around Gaza. Many continue to be affected by violent conflict and humanitarian crises in other parts of the globe. Our primary focus is to support our students, faculty, and staff during this period, and ensure that our campus remains safe, welcoming and inclusive for all of us. This page includes a list of campus resources which can be helpful in navigating these challenging times.
Doxing refers to the collection of a user’s private information across multiple platforms (including social media) by an unauthorized individual, who then publishes the information in an attempt to shame or embarrass the user. Doxing may be conducted by researching public databases, hacking, or through social engineering. The term "doxing" is derived from the phrase "dropping dox (documents)."
Columbia University Life has compiled resources that can help you better understand what doxing is, the measures you can take to prevent it, as well as what to do if you've been the victim of doxing.
Our current DEI report, published in November 2023, provides a comprehensive overview of the state of diversity, equity and inclusion at Teachers College.
Accessibility First helps support the rollout of the new Digital Accessibility Policy, educates the community about digital accessibility and ensures access is considered from the beginning of all Teachers College (TC) related work, academics, activities and initiatives. Visit the Accessibility First Website for more information on digital accessibility at TC.
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This page contains resources that can help you better understand what doxing is, the measures you can take to prevent it, as well as what to do if you've been the victim of doxing.
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Student resources are available with the Office of Access and Services For Individuals With Disabilities.
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Information and resources for LGBTQ+ students and allies.
TC Relief Efforts - Reaching out to others in need. Information on current outreach efforts
Diversity Work at TC has a long history; it is continuous and on-going. It takes many forms and includes contributions from faculty, students and staff.
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