Compliance Contacts


For general information about Columbia University, please refer to http://www.columbia.edu or call (212) 854-1754.

Where should I go with a concern?

The first recommended resource for a clarification on a policy, regulation or law is one’s direct supervisor. If a direct supervisor cannot serve as a resource, below are other suggested resources to assist you.

Resource Description
Your Supervisor The first recommended resource for a clarification on a policy, regulation or law is your direct supervisor. If a direct supervisor cannot serve as a resource, below are other suggested resources to assist you.
Human Resources
Morningside: 212-851-2888
Medical Center: 212-305-3819

www.hr.columbia.edu
Human Resources provides guidance and support for staff on policies that govern employment at the University. Faculty and officers of research should refer to the Faculty Handbook or the Office of Faculty Affairs for policies relating to their appointments at the University.
Compliance Hotline
866-627-3768

www.compliance.columbia.edu
The Compliance Hotline is a confidential channel for employees to report or seek guidance on potential wrongdoing with the option to report anonymously. The University prohibits retaliation against individuals who report or seek guidance on possible ethical or compliance issues in good faith.
For more information about the hotline and/or to file a report online, please refer to the University Compliance website or call the hotline directly. The full Non-Retaliation Policy can be found at policylibrary.columbia.edu.
Billing Compliance
212-305-7739

www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/compliance
The hotline is a confidential 24-hour hotline for Medical Center patients, providers or staff to report billing concerns or related problems to the Office for Billing Compliance.
Office of HIPAA Compliance
212-305-7315
hipaa@columbia.edu

www.cumc.columbia.edu/hipaa
The Office of HIPAA Compliance is responsible for administration of the Privacy Program at the medical center. The website includes HIPAA Privacy and Information Security policies, forms, regulations and links to additional resources including HIPAA training.
Research Compliance and Training
212-851-2897

www.researchcompliance.columbia.edu
The Office of Research Compliance and Training provides support for Columbia faculty and staff to help ensure compliance with the complex web of regulatory requirements that govern research and to develop programming that promotes understanding of compliance issues.
Office of the General Counsel
212-854-4974

www.ogc.columbia.edu
The Office of the General Counsel is responsible for providing a full range of legal services to the University, including: labor and employment, business matters, contract review, litigation, environmental, patents, copyright, property acquisitions, student and faculty issues, entity tax, regulatory compliance, among others.
Resource Description
University Ombuds
Morningside: 212-854-1234
CUMC: 212-304-7026
http://ombuds.columbia.edu
The Ombuds Office is a confidential resource for any member of the Columbia community to discuss and to generate options for resolution of workplace issues, interpersonal conflict, academic concerns, bureaucratic problems, and many other issues. The Ombuds office offers in-person and phone appointments.
Office of Faculty Affairs (Morningside)
212-854-2254

www.columbia.edu/cu/vpaa
The office is responsible for administering the University’s policies and processes governing academic appointments and the statutory provisions governing faculty service, including the approval of all academic appointments on the Morningside campus; managing the University’s system of tenure reviews; working with the University Senate, maintaining fair processes in handling grievances from academic officers; assisting with the development of programs that help faculty members advance their careers; and the collection and analysis of data to assess the effectiveness of programs for faculty, officers of research, and student officers, and for identifying and exploring issues of importance to the University.
Office of Faculty Affairs (CUMC)
212-305-5390

www.cumc.columbia.edu/faculty/faculty-affairs
Faculty Affairs at CUMC provides support both for faculty and departmental administrators in administrative processes and policies for officers of instruction and of research (including post-doctoral fellows) and student officers.
Public Safety
Morningside: 212-854-5555
Medical Center: 212-305-7979
http://publicsafety.columbia.edu
Any threat against persons or property should be directed immediately to Public Safety.
Gender-Based Misconduct
Employee and Third-Party Complaints:
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action: 212-854-5511
http://eoaa.columbia.edu

Student Complaints:
Student Conduct and Community Standards: 212-854-1717
http://sexualrespect.columbia.edu
Complaints against Columbia employees (staff and faculty) and third parties engaged in University business, for gender-based misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence and sexual exploitation are processed through the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action.

Complaints against students for gender-based misconduct, including sexual assault, sexual harassment, gender-based harassment, stalking, domestic violence, dating violence and sexual exploitation, are processed through Student Conduct and Community Standards. This policy covers students who attend Teachers College and Columbia University.
Protection of Minors
212-851-9636
pomtraining@columbia.edu
http://compliance.columbia.edu/minors.html
The Protection of Minors website contains the University policy, contact information for more information about training, and suggestions for best practices.
Athletics Office of Compliance
212-854-8666
www.gocolumbialions.com
Go to the Athletics Homepage, Inside Athletics, select Compliance
The Athletics website serves as an informational resource for all constituents of Columbia University Athletics—including its prospective and current student-athletes, coaches, faculty and staff, alumni, donors, boosters and friends—to ensure the Department and University remain in full compliance with NCAA and Ivy League rules and regulations.

University Compliance Network:

University Compliance Network
This website aims to centralize compliance-related information and contacts from across the University. Below is a list of the current University Compliance Network.  We welcome the growth of our compliance community, and if you have any nominations or additional compliance contacts, please contact Stephanie Barber at sb@gc.columbia.edu or Jeff Kestler at jk@gc.columbia.edu.

Click here for a list of the current University Compliance Network.

 

Compliance Hotlines:

Compliance Hotline
This hotline is a confidential channel for employees to report or seek guidance on possible compliance issues.  For additional information, please see the "Hotline" section of this website.

https://www.submitreport.com/columbiauniversity.jsp or (866) 627-3768

Billing Compliance
This hotline is a confidential compliance 24 hour hotline for physicians and staff who would like to report billing concerns to the Office of Billing Compliance.

http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/dept/compliance/hotline.html or (212) 305-7739.