Diversity & Non-Discrimination

Diversity and Non-Discrimination Policies


Continuing its long-standing policy to support active equality for all persons, Teachers College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws, in the administration of its admissions, employment and educational policies or scholarship, loan, athletic and other school-administered programs. Rather, Teachers College affirms that it admits students and selects employees regardless of their race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, gender expression or any other criterion specified by federal, state or local laws and thereafter accords them all the rights and privileges generally made available to students or employees at the school.

Students with concerns about the application of civil rights laws (including Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Age Discrimination Act) may wish to speak with Vice Provost for Student Affairs Tom Rock, 113 Zankel, (212) 678-3083, Vice President for Diversity and Community Affairs Janice Robinson, 128 Zankel, (212) 678-3391, Executive Director for Equity and Section 504 Compliance Officer, Melissa Rooker, 128 Zankel, (212) 678-7508, or Ombuds Officer Stephen Peverly, 280 Grace Dodge, (212) 678-4169.   Students with Title IX concerns may also contact Riddhi Sandil, Ombuds for Gender-Based Misconduct, 324B Horace Mann, (212) 678-4016.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the TC Title IX Coordinator, Janice Robinson, at (212)-678-3391 or JRobinson@tc.columbia.edu.   Individuals who wish to seek assistance and/or make a complaint outside of the College community may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (New York Office), (646) 428-3900/(800) 877-8339 voice/TDD,OCR.NewYork@ed.gov; the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, (800) 669-4000/(800) 669-6820 voice/TTY only, info@eeoc.gov; the New York State Division of Human Rights, (888) 392-3644/(718) 741-8300 voice/TDD/TTY, info@dhr.ny.gov or complaints@dhr.ny.gov; or the New York City Commission on Human Rights, (718) 722-3131, report discrimination here. 

For the complete and most current version of the Non-discrimination Policy, refer to the TC Policy Library here.

For the complete and most current version of the Protection from Harassment Policy, refer to the TC Policy Library here.

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