Know Your Resources: The Office of Equity Issues

Know Your Resources: The Office of Equity Issues

The Office of Equity Issues promptly responds to and investigates all reports of sexual misconduct and gender discrimination involving Columbia students. There is a lot to learn and know about this. The entire Policy, Student Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures, can be found at

The office is comprised of two full-time staff members. The Director of Equity Issues & Title IX Coordinator: Janely Rivera ( and the Title IX Investigator & Deputy Coordinator: Verron Fisher ( These two professionals are trained to assist students who wish to file a report related to the Student Sexual Misconduct Policy & Procedures (the “Policy.”)

You can also visit them at 623 S. Wabash Ave., Suite 315.

If you’re interested in helping to plan events on these important topics, join the SAAEC! We develop programs that educate everyone on the College’s Sexual Assault Policy, procedures for reporting incidents, bystander intervention and support services that are available on and off-campus.

You can email the Chair of SAAEC: Verron Fisher at for more information on how to get involved.