Title IX at Lamont and Columbia

Lamont-Doherty is committed to providing a working environment free from discrimination, harassment, and gender-based misconduct, and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its members. Consistent with this commitment and with applicable laws, Columbia has implemented policies and programs that seek to ensure that its employment and educational decisions are based on individual merit and not on bias or stereotypes. The University does not tolerate discrimination, harassment or gender-based misconduct in any form and it provides faculty, staff and students who believe that they have been the subject of discrimination, harassment or gender-based misconduct with mechanisms for seeking redress. 

Sexual Respect at Columbia: To learn more about the University’s commitment to sexual respect visit: 

http://sexualrespect.columbia.edu

To report an emergency please dial 911 or call Public Safety at any of the following numbers:

Lamont Campus: 845-359-2900 

Morningside: 212-854-5555

Medical Campus: 212-305-7979

Emergency info for Lamont Campus: You may also dial 555 from any campus phone to reach Campus Security. To contact 911, you can either dial 911 or 9-911 from a campus phone. If you choose to dial 911 you might experience a slight delay (approximately 5-7 seconds of complete silence) as your call gets transferred – do not hang up.

Columbia University’s process for reporting and investigating misconduct

Lamont is expected to follow CU polices, channels, and procedures for investigating and adjudicating matters pertaining to discrimination, harassment, and any other form of misconduct.  Scientists, faculty, staff, students, and administrators, who believe they have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, or any other form of misconduct, including gender-based misconduct, should avail of the channels and procedures listed below:

Reporting Obligations:

  • All faculty/ staff/ employees are under obligation to report any instance of harassment/ discrimination/ misconduct brought to their attention by any member of the Columbia community
  • Students are not mandatory reporters unless they are Teaching Assistants (TAs) or Orientation Leaders, but reporting is highly encouraged

Where to File a Complaint:

The following offices are available to the Lamont community

How to File a Report:

For Students: If you are a student, you can file a report with the Gender Based Misconduct (GBM) Office at: https://sexualrespect.columbia.edu/university-policy

Note that GBM is not a confidential resource. If you would like a confidential resource, you can avail of the following:

For faculty, researchers, and staff: If you would like to file a report, you can file one on the EOAA website: http://EOAA.Columbia.edu . Note that if your student or any other member of the Lamont/Columbia community shares any incident(s) of harassment you are required to report it. The reporting guidelines are listed on the EOAA website.

In addition, on the Lamont Campus, you can also report an incident to Lamont’s Title IX liaisons:

  • Kuheli Dutt (Lamont Directorate) – kdutt@ldeo.columbia.edu
  • Victoria Nazario (Lamont Finance & Administration) – vicky@admin.ldeo.columbia.edu

Note: These are not confidential resources - Lamont is required to follow CU Title IX policies and procedures.

Download the Title IX at Lamont Flyer

Title IX Training: Title IX trainings are conducted periodically at Lamont, on average 1-2 times per year. These sessions are held by the Associate Vice President and Title IX Coordinator at Columbia. If you would like to request a Title IX training for your group, contact kdutt@ldeo.columbia.edu

 

Policies for the Lamont and Columbia Community

Essential Policies for the Columbia Community: http://www.essential-policies.columbia.edu/

Gender Based Misconduct Policy for Students: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/studentconduct/documents/GBMPolicyandProceduresforStudents.pdf

Non Discrimination Statement and Policy: http://eoaa.columbia.edu/columbia-university-non-discrimination-statement-and-policy

Employee Policy on Discrimination,  Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking: http://www.essential-policies.columbia.edu/policies-and-procedures-discrimination-and-harassment

Anti-Retaliation Policy: http://policylibrary.columbia.edu/columbia-university-nonretaliation-policy

Consensual Romantic and Sexual Relationship Policy: http://eoaa.columbia.edu/eoaa-policies-and-procedures/consensual-romantic-and-sexual-relationship