Petition to Overturn Columbia’s Sexual Misconduct Policy, May 16, 2001

By on May 16, 2001

PETITION*

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We the undersigned are dismayed by Columbia University’s decision to eliminate due process protections for those accused of sexual misconduct. We call upon the Board of Trustees of Columbia University to exercise their deepest fiduciary obligation and to overturn a policy that is inconsistent with the values of a civilized and free society. This fall, Columbia University imposed a fatally flawed and unfair sexual misconduct policy.

Revealingly, the faculty of Columbia Law School itself chose to exempt its students from this policy. The sexual misconduct policy, specifically designed to eliminate the already weak protections of a prior code, lacks even the most minimal safeguards and fundamental fairness. It offers no substantial protections to the accused, who, in decent societies, are presumed to be innocent and are treated as such.

Sexual assault and rape are among the most heinous, immoral, and destructive acts. They are, of course, crimes that Columbia should refer to New York prosecutors for ultimate adjudication. If Columbia University itself is going to have tribunals that hear charges of such grave misconduct—where findings of guilt would forever alter the life of those so judged—it has a paramount moral responsibility to offer rightful protection of the accused and to guard against wrongful accusation and conviction. This is doubly the case because testimony at such hearings is usually admissible in criminal proceedings. Civilized societies have learned to tolerate casual procedures when charges are not weighty, as in traffic court, but to insist upon the fullest protections of due process and fairness in the search for truth when charges are momentous. The charge of sexual violence and rape, which is what Columbia means by “sexual misconduct,” is momentous.

The sexual misconduct policy at Columbia University annihilates the rights of the accused: the right to timely and specific notice of charges; the right to an impartial hearing panel; the right to confront, hear the testimony of, and cross-examine one’s accuser; the right to hear and cross examine all witnesses; the right to a recording and transcript of one’s hearing for purposes of appeal or legal action; the right to discuss one’s case; and the right to meaningful counsel.

Further, under the new policy, the hearing panel is specially “trained” in matters of sexual misconduct. The history of witchcraft trials, courts of Star Chamber, and various inquisitions teaches that justice suffers under tribunals that are assigned special moral missions. Such tribunals, established to deal with alleged offenses so awful that regular procedures are deemed inadequate to resolve them, receive a message that invites prejudgment and overzealous persecution: They have a transcendent duty to redress a singular evil. The privilege of attending Columbia University should not entail the abandonment of fundamental rights, protections, and decencies.

Proponents of the new policy expressed their commitment and view of things by wearing red tape. They denounced as “red tape” what were, in fact, procedures and protections already inadequate in terms of the rights of the accused. There is a simple test of good faith: Would the Trustees of Columbia University want anyone whom they loved and knew to be innocent tried under the new sexual misconduct policy? It is the practice of decent societies to offer the fullest safeguards of a fair pursuit of truth before convicting individuals on the basis of accusations or in the name of values other than justice. We, the undersigned, call upon the Trustees of Columbia University to do their moral duty and revoke this dangerous and indecent policy.

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Lois Acton

Columbia University, Class of 1960

Sasha Albertini

Editor

Houston Humanist Alliance

Joel David Alger

Kent State University Alumnus

Mike Allen, Ph.D.

Professor of History and American Studies

University of Washington, Tacoma

Elizabeth Rice Allgeier, Ph.D.

Professor, Psychology Department

Bowling Green State University

Gayne John Anacker

Professor of Philosophy

Orange Coast College, Costa Mesa, CA

Robert L. Anderson

Department of Government

Associate Professor

University of West Florida

David J. Armor

Research Professor

School of Public Policy

George Mason University

Daniel Asia

Professor of Music

University of Arizona

Evelyn Avery

Professor

English Department

Towson University, Towson, MD

Stephen H. Balch

President

National Association of Scholars

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University of Nebraska

Fred Baumann

Professor

Kenyon College

Merlinda Barreras-Brooks

Cal State, Chico, Class of 2002

Avent C. Beck (Columbia College, Class of 1983)

Executive Director

Virginia Association of Scholars

David T. Beito

Associate Professor

Department of History

University of Alabama

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Department of Economics

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Jay Bergman

Professor of History

Central Connecticut State University

David B. Berman

State University of New York, Buffalo

Dr. Marshall Berman

Retired, Sandia National Laboratories

John A. Bertolini

Middlebury College

Gerald Betty

Visiting Professor of History

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University of Delaware

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University of Arizona, and

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Goldwater Institute

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(Columbia University Ph.D. in economics, 1972)

Chairman

Department of Economics, Finance, Insurance and Risk Management

University of Central Arkansas

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Rayman Bovell

Columbia University, Class of 1996

O. Randall Braman, Ph.D.

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University of Guam

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California State University, Northridge

David Brudnoy, Ph.D.

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College of Communication

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Michael Burger

Professor of History

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Michael Burlingame

May Buckley Sadowski Professor of History

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Joseph S. Busey, Ph.D.

American Board of Professional Psychology

John M. Campbell

Alumnus of Columbia University

Paul A. Cantor

University of Virginia

Louis Chandler

Chairman

Department of Psychology in Education

University of Pittsburgh

Richard Chacon

Professor, Department of Anthropology

El Camino College, Torrance, CA

James Chalmers

Political Science

Wayne State University

Michael Chamberlain

Associate Professor of History and Chair

Middle East Studies Program

Department of History

University of Wisconsin

Jonathan Chaves

Professor of Chinese, Chairman

Department of East Asian Languages & Literatures

The George Washington University

Robert Cherry

Deptartment of Economics

Brooklyn College

Geo C. Christie

Jack Citrin

Professor of Political Science

University of California, Berkeley

David Clarke

Professor

Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Leon E. Clark

Professor Emeritus of Sociology

American University

David Clemens

Professor of English

Monterey Peninsula College

Isaac Clemens

University of California Berkeley, Class of 2002

Chris Connolly

University of California, Berkeley, Class of 1974

Robert M. Costrell

Professor of Economics

University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Ralph Coti

Stephen Cox

Professor of Literature

University of California, San Diego

Curtis Crawford

Educator and Clergyman, Retired

Glynn Custred

Professor of Anthropology

California State University

Ed Cutting

School of Education

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

David Damstra

Columbia, Class of 1958

Evelyn Damstra

Columbia University School of Social Work, Class of 1979

Barry M. Dank

Professor of Sociology

California State University

Miriam C. Davis

Associate Professor of History

Delta State University

Midge Decter

author

David Deming

Associate Professor of Geology & Geophysics

University of Oklahoma

Henry Demmert

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Leavey School of Business & Administration

Santa Clara University

George W. Dent, Jr.

Schott – van den Eynden Professor of Law

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Columbia College 1969, Columbia Law School 1973

Philip E. Devine

Professor of Philosophy

Providence College

Leon Dixon

Muncie, Indiana

Donald A. Downs

Professor of Political Science, Law, and Journalism

University of Wisconsin, Madison

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Professor of Education

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Columbia University, Class of 2002

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Professor, English

University of Alabama

Ward Elliott

Burnet C. Wohlford Professor of American Political Institutions

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Professor Emeritus of German Literature

UC Santa Cruz, and

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Association of Literary Scholars and Critics

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Boston College

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Columbia University, Class of 1997

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The Concord Review

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Columbia University, Class of 2003

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Chairman and Associate Professor

Department of Political Science

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Associate Professor of Physiology

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University of Montana

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Kansas State University

Norman Fruman

Profesor Emeritus

University of Minnesota

Bob Frykenberg

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Department of History

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Professor of Psychology

University of Toronto, Canada

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Professor of English

Chairman of the Great Books Curriculum

Wright College, Chicago, Illinois

Jack Gerardi

Charles Geshekter

Professor of History

California State University

Donald Gochberg

Professor of English

Michigan State University

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Department of Philosophy

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Rutgers University

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Professor of Mathematics

Providence College, RI

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University of Pennsylvania, Class of 2004

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Associate Professor

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

West Virginia University

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Surgical Intensive Care Unit

Henry Ford Hospital

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Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry

West Virginia University

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Associate Professor

Clemson University

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Graduate School of Journalism

Columbia University, Class of 1990

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Steven Hayward

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University of Arizona alumna

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University of Alabama

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Professor of Legal and Ethical Studies

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Duke University, Class of 2001

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Columbia, Class of 1993

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University of Michigan Law School

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Affliated Scholar

Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

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Lecturer, English

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Feminists for Free Expression

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University of Chicago

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Department of Psychology

University of Western Ontario

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Professor Emeritus of Economics and Statistics

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School of Engineering

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Colgate University, Class of 2003

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Professor of Electrical Engineering,

The City College

Columbia, Class of 1953, Class of 1956

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Asscoiate Librarian

University of Utah

Jay Krasnow

Princeton University, Class of 1992

Michael I. Krauss

Professor of Law

George Mason University, and

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Virginia Association of Scholars

Kevin A. Laack

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California State University, Northridge

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Professor of English

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Boston University School of Law

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Department of Classical Studies, Wellesley College

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Université du Québec à Hull

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Robert Lerner

Maryland Association of Scholars

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Professor Emeritus

Radiology

Eastern Virginia Medical School

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President, Texas Federalist Society

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Columbia University, Class of 1995

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Mathematics Department

Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo

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George Mason University

Bobby Lilly

Foundation for the Advancement of Sexual Equity

Berkeley, California

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Rogue Community College, Grants Pass, Oregon

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Chairman

The Center for the Digital Future

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University of Connecticut

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Clemson University, emeritus

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San Diego State University

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Department of East Asian Studies

University of Toronto

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Columbia University, Class of 1995

Kobe University of Mercantile Marine, Graduate Student

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University of Minnesota

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American Council of Trustees and Alumni

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Center for Local Government

The Claremont Institute

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De Paul University, Chicago, Il

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Capital University Law School

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Professor of English

Marquette University

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Philosophy Department

Moorpark College

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Professor Emeritus of Computer Science

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Florida Atlantic University

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New York City

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Dept. Political Science

University of Cincinnati

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Psychology Department

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Columbia University, Class of 1969

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Civil Engineering and Public Policy & Management

University of Southern California

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Assistant Professor of History

Hillsdale College

Elaine Morris

Althea Nagai

Maryland Association of Scholars

K.R. Nair

Professor Emeritus of Economics

WV Wesleyan College

Joseph K. Nawrocki

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Vice President and General Counsel

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Michael J. Neth

Professor of English

Middle Tennessee State University

Menahem Neuer

Richard Nieporent, Ph.D.

Columbia College, Class of 1964

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Department of History, Clemson University

Frederick Noz

School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Columbia University, Class of 1985, 1987

Charles W. Nuckolls

Professor

Department of Anthropology

University of Alabama

Dr. Robert J. O’Hara

Biology Department

University of North Carolina

Carl Olson

Columbia University MBA 1969

Columbia University MS (Journalism) 1968

Richard Orodenker

English & American Studies

Pennsylvania State University, Abington College

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New York City Technical College

Department of Social Sciences

John R. Palmer

Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

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University of California, San Diego

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Professor of Women’s Studies and of Portuguese

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University of Wisconsin

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Emory University, Atlanta, GA

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Brown University

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Columbus State University

Norman Podhoretz

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Department of History and Politics

Converse College

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Reason magazine

Stephen B. Presser

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California State University, Hayward

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Tigerpoly Manufacturing, Inc.

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University of Chicago

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Pennsylvania State University

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Pennsylvania State Board of Education

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West Virginia University

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University of Virginia

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Independent Women’s Forum

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Professor of Organizational Behavior

School of Business Administration

Oakland University

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Deptartment of Political Science

University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship

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Foundation for the Advancement of Sexual Equity

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College of Mount Saint Vincent

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Oklahoma City University School of Law

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Center for International Education

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College of Education

East Tennessee State University

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Virginia State University

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University of British Columbia

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Manhattan Institute

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University of New Mexico

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University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Department of History and Political Science

Ashland University

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