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Welcome from the Provost, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Teachers College is dedicated to inclusion and equality for all. Our commitment to providing a safe and welcoming environment extends to students and scholars of every sexuality and gender identity. We offer every LGBTQ student and ally opportunities to study and conduct relevant scholarship, to avail themselves of an array of specialized support services, to socialize openly, and to become leaders of LGBTQ communities on and off campus.

My office works closely with faculty members, students, and alumni who comprise the Provost’s LGBTQ Working Group to develop, coordinate, and support innovative LGBTQ curricula and programming and supports TC’s Sexuality, Women, and Gender Project. TC also offers an LGBTQ Diversity Scholarship for students who want to make an impact on LGBTQ populations in the areas of health, education, and psychology. We partnered with the Tyler Clementi Foundation and placed our first LGBTQ Scholar in an internship with them.

Thanks to the all-inclusive Queer TC, LGBTQ students and allies have no shortage of social, educational, and advocacy opportunities.

And overseeing all of TC’s initiatives concerning community, diversity, civility, equity, and anti-discrimination is the Office of the Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs, led by Janice Robinson. Vice President Robinson and her team also address issues from students, faculty, and staff related to these topics, as well as sexual assault and other gender-based misconduct concerns. The Office works collaboratively across the College and especially with the Vice Provost for Student Affairs, Tom Rock, and his team. We invite you to explore this site to learn more about TC’s LGBTQ community, scholarship, and programs. Don’t hesitate to contact Vice President Robinson or Vice Provost for Student Affairs Tom Rock with any questions.


William J. Baldwin
Interim Provost, Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Teachers College, Columbia University

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