Office of University Life: Responding to Bias

Columbia University

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Where a report alleges bias behavior that could violate the University Non-Discrimination Policies, Student Conduct and Community Standards or Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action will review the report and investigate as appropriate.

If it does not appear that a University Policy has been violated in the reported incident, you will be offered an opportunity to meet with a member of the Team. This meeting is voluntary and we encourage your participation as a way to strengthen our campus climate.


The Team is not a disciplinary or investigatory body. This means that the Team does not impose sanctions related to incidents. Instead, the Team’s focus is on creating opportunities for community members to address the situation through dialogue and education, and supporting positive change for the individuals involved and the community as a whole.