Columbia University is committed to providing a learning, living and working environment free from unlawful discrimination, and to fostering a nurturing and vibrant environment for students. Compliance training courses for employees reinforce respect for the fundamental dignity and worth of everyone in our community.
Anti-Harassment, Discrimination and Title IX Training
The online training course Columbia University Anti-Harassment, Discrimination and Title IX Training was developed in accord with Columbia's Employee Policies and Procedures on Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking.
The course is a requirement of employment for Officers of Administration and Support Staff.
For a course guide, read Completing Columbia University’s Anti-Harassment, Discrimination and Title IX Training.
Go to Columbia's Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action website for EOAA Policies and Procedures on discrimination, harassment, sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking.
Note: The training course Doing the Right Thing has been replaced. All new employees, as well as those who are due to renew their training, are required to take the Columbia University Anti-Harassment, Discrimination and Title IX Training course.
Q: How long is the course?
A: The course takes about two hours to complete. You may stop and start as often as you like. We encourage taking the course in sections, as your schedule permits. The system will record where you left off. You must complete the course within 30 days of starting at Columbia or following notification you are due to refresh your training.
Q: How often am I required to take the course?
A: Once every three years. You will be notified when you are due to refresh your training.
Q: How will I know when I need to take the course?
A: You will receive an email from “Columbia University" <email@example.com> (we partnered with LawRoom to provide this course).
Q: I am a supervisor. Do I take the same course as my staff?
A: Yes. There is one course for both supervisors and staff.
Q. Does the course have audio?
A. Audio is used intermittently throughout. In sections without audio you will read text.
Q. I am visually and/or hearing impaired. Can I access the course?
A. Yes. Please use one of the following browsers and assistive technologies.
Q. What are the system requirements?
A: MAC OS X Yosemite:
- Safari 7, Safari 8
- Internet Explorer 9, 10, 11
Windows 8: Internet Explorer 11
Q. How do I begin the course?
A. Go to el.lawroom.com/shib/columbia
- Enter your UNI and password
- On the landing page, click on “Columbia Anti-Harassment and Title IX Training” to begin the course
- Turn on your speaker(s) or plug in your headphones; there is intermittent audio
- When you are done, completion is automatically recorded. You may print a certificate of completion if you wish.
Q. How do I print a certificate of completion?
Once you complete the course, log back in to el.lawroom.com/shib/columbia
Click on "Completed Courses," a section that only appears after completion. Go to "Certificates." Click on "Completion" to generate the certificate.
Note: To access the Anti-Harassment, Discrimination and Title IX Training course, you must receive an email from Columbia University (firstname.lastname@example.org) notifiying you that you are due to take the training.
Protection of Minors Training
Who should take the course?
- Officers assigned by their supervisor
- Other members of the University community who interact with, supervise, chaperone or otherwise oversee minors in programs and activities on campus and/or sponsored by the University.
If you suspect child abuse or maltreatment:
- If a child is in immediate danger, call 911
- Call the New York State Child Abuse & Maltreatment Hotline: 1-800-342-3720 (obtain name and ID number of representative) and
- Call the University's Department of Public Safety: 212-854-5555 (Morningside), 212-853-3333 (Manhattanville), 212-305-7979 (Medical Center). Share name and ID number of representative.
The University's Protection of Minors website has resources, news, training materials, legal information and mandated reports.
Read the University's policy on reporting suspected abuse and maltreatment of minors.
Webcast (30 Minutes)
There is a 30-minute, online Protection of Minors training available to all those who work with minors. Email Ursula Bollini email@example.com to make arrangements to participate.
If you are interested in a live Protection of Minors training for your group, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.