Community Standards

Essential to the mission of Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is community-wide adherence to the highest level of ethical and professional conduct. Training in matters of ethics and professionalism is an integral part of the education of every student at Mailman and is necessary for entrance into the public health profession.

All University faculty, students, and staff are responsible for compliance with the Rules of University Conduct. Copies of the full text are available in Essential Policies for the Columbia Community. At the Columbia Mailman School, the Student Honor Code and Professional Guidelines delineate the expectations of Mailman students to ensure their suitability to become public health professionals. In addition, the Standards and Discipline for student conduct and community standards sets forth the conduct and academic guidelines for all Columbia students.

It is the responsibility of any individual who witnesses a deviation from the expected standards of behavior to report it via the Reporting and Disciplinary Process. The goal of such reporting is ultimately to educate students about the potential impact of their actions on both their individual lives and the University community at large.