Policies

Columbia Housing and Residential Life work together to ensure students' residential experience is the best it can be. It is important that students living in residential communities abide by the policies outlined here in the Guide to Living and understand the community standards and expectations of them as residents in the undergraduate residence halls. 

 

Community Standards and Behavioral Expectations

 

All communities must have clear expectations and guidelines for behavior to maintain safety and order. Each member of the residential community shares responsibility in establishing and sustaining a living environment that balances individual and community needs. Read more about the Community Standards and Behavioral Expectations for the Columbia undergraduate residential community. 

 

Residential Life Administrative Conduct Process

 

Be familiar with the Residential Life Administrative Conduct Process for documenting community issues and policy violations, as well as sanctioning and the appeal process. 

 

Dean's Discipline Process

 
Dean’s Discipline is the process utilized by Columbia College, Columbia Engineering, and the School of General Studies to investigate and respond to allegations of behavioral or academic misconduct. The Dean’s Discipline process is not meant to be an adversarial or legal process, but instead aims to educate students about the impact their behavior may have on their own lives as well as on the greater community. Learn about the Dean's Discipline Process managed by the Office of Judicial Affairs and Community Standards.