University Senate to Hold Series of Listening Forums

The Committee on the Rules of University Conduct encourages the Columbia community to weigh in with comments, concerns, and suggestions.

February 21, 2024

In a message to the Columbia community, Jeanine D'Armiento, chairperson of the University Senate Executive Committee, announced that as part of its 2023-24 review of the Rules of University Conduct, the Committee on the Rules of University Conduct will hold a series of listening forums to hear comments, concerns, and suggestions.

How to Participate 

Participation is encouraged! All CUID holders are welcome. The forums will take place on the following dates:

Participants can submit comments in advance via email to [email protected], during the forum via the chat function, or during the forum, using the raise-hand function.

In the in-person forum, microphones will be set up for participants. Once recognized, each participant will have four minutes.

Beyond these listening forums, written comments can also be submitted here. February 29, 2024, is the deadline for comments.


The University Senate’s Committee on the Rules of University Conduct is undertaking a review of the Rules of University Conduct, which state that the Rules Committee will facilitate a public discussion (at least every four years) about whether the Rules merit revision. In addition to requesting comments about the Rules and accompanying Guidelines to the Rules of University Conduct, the Committee is seeking comments regarding the Interim University Policy for Safe Demonstrations. 

These listening forums are intended to solicit comments on the rules and the accompanying guidelines and, in particular:

  • Aspects that should remain;
  • Specific suggestions for potential amendments to the rules and/or guidelines; and
  • Suggested additions of new content to the rules and/or guidelines. 

The intent of the listening forums is not to:

  • Provide interpretation on the rules or ruidelines;
  • Answer questions; nor
  • Comment on current disciplinary proceedings.