You can also give the student contact information for the Gender-Based Misconduct Office, which is a non-confidential resource.
You will need to include any information you have, including the name(s) of the student(s) or others involved in any incidents and information about the incidents. If you don't know students' names but have information about an incident, you must also report what you know. Likewise, if you have names but no detailed information about an incident, you must report that as well.
There are ten types of gender-based misconduct that violate our policy and require a report if you hear about them. They are: 1) sexual assault intercourse; 2) sexual assault contact; 3) domestic violence; 4) dating violence; 5) sexual exploitation; 6) stalking; 7) sexual harassment; 8) gender-based harassment; and 9) retaliation for participating in any way in the gender-based misconduct disciplinary process, including reporting an incident of any type.
You don't need to be concerned with whether there is enough information to report or whether an incident fits the policy definition. When you report the information you have learned, even if it seems minor, the Title IX Coordinator or Gender-Based Misconduct Office will determine the appropriate next steps.
Yes. Teachers College and Columbia University seek to ensure that our students have access to the appropriate resources and that our community is safe.
If you have the names of students involved, the Title IX Coordinator or the Gender-Based Misconduct Office will reach out to them. For students who have experienced gender-based misconduct, a case manager will help determine if they need accommodations (such as changes to exam dates or housing), will assist with referrals, and will assist the student in obtaining resources. For any student who has been accused of violating the policy, the Office will also work directly with him or her if an investigation is initiated.
Once you file a report, your reporting obligation is complete, though you should keep any notes you have taken for future reference as the Title IX Coordinator or Gender-Based Misconduct Office may follow up with you if they have any questions as they are processing the report. The Gender-Based Misconduct Office will follow up with the student(s) involved to help arrange accommodations and access to additional resources, as appropriate. You can continue to talk with the student over time, but please continue to communicate with the Title IX Coordinator or Gender-Based Misconduct Office if you learn of additional information.
Teachers College Faculty and Staff should report gender-based misconduct involving employees to: