Disciplinary Records and Certifications
Disciplinary records maintained by the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards are subject to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA, also called the “Buckley Amendment”).
Students (current and former)
Students may schedule an in-person review of their disciplinary file(s) by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that our office does not provide copies of student files.
Students may also request an official certification of their disciplinary record. The requestor must complete the Disciplinary Clearance Form in addition to any specific documents required by an employer or institution. The completed form(s) may be submitted to the office in person (by appointment, with proper ID), by mail, email (using a Columbia University LionMail or alumni email account), or by fax.
Investigators and Potential Employers
Request for disciplinary records may be submitted to the office in person, by mail, or by fax. Requests must be accompanied by:
- supporting credentials for the requestor, and
- a completed and signed statement or FERPA Release from the student authorizing this request.
All requests are typically completed within two business days upon receipt.
Request a Presentation
SCCS offers customized, interactive presentations for University faculty, staff, and students. Presentations are typically 45 minutes long and are at no cost to members of the Columbia community.University students, faculty, and staff members may request a presentation by completing this webform.
A presentation that promotes education and awareness to members of the Columbia community as “academic integrity is the cornerstone of our intellectual community." (Columbia University Undergraduate Guide to Academic Integrity)
Gender-Based Misconduct Policy for Students
A presentation designed to foster an environment that is free from gender-based discrimination and harassment, including sexual assault and all other forms of gender-based misconduct.
Columbia University has partnered with Turnitin to assist University faculty and staff with online grading and plagiarism prevention. Access to this service is at no cost to University faculty and staff. There are three access levels in Turnitin: Administrator, Instructor, and Student.
- Administrators may: Create instructor accounts and courses and review usage statistics across courses
- Instructors may: Create assignments, set parameters for students to upload document for plagiarism detection and monitor originality report for student submission
- Students may: Upload documents for a course to check for plagiarism
University faculty and staff may request access to this useful online tool by completing this webform.
University staff members requesting administrator access must contact CUIT via e-mail. Please note that these requests require the approval of the Dean of the school and/or Department Chair.