Administrative Recruitment and Hiring Guide
Columbia’s Commitment to Equal Opportunity
As an institution and community, Columbia University is committed to the principles of equity and excellence. It actively pursues both, adhering to the belief that equity is the partner of excellence. Its goal is a workforce that reflects the diversity and talent of New York City, the larger metropolitan area, and the nation.
In furtherance of this goal, Columbia has implemented policies and programs that seek to ensure that all employment decisions are based on individual merit, and not on bias or stereotypes, and to remove any barriers which may have limited the opportunities for employment and advancement of qualified members of groups underrepresented in the workforce.
Columbia’s Equal Employment Opportunity, Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy (EEO Policy) applies to all its Human Resources decisions, including recruitment, hiring, training, development, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, terminations and layoffs. It also applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including work schedules, hours, and physical facilities.
For more information about how Columbia’s commitment to equal opportunity affects its duty to recruit and hire a diverse workforce, please visit the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action website.