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Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action records, 1972-2020

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0077
Bib ID 13600164 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Columbia University. Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
Title Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action records, 1972-2020
Physical Description 4 linear feet (4 record cartons); 12.6 Megabytes (14 PDFs)
Language(s) English .
Access You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Affirmative Actions Plans and Series II: Rosalind Fink files.

Description

Summary

This collection consists of the Columbia University Affirmative Action Plans and annual updates from 1972 to 2020. It also includes the Employee Policies and Procedures on Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking and other publications issued by the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. There is a also records from from former Office Director Rosalind Fink.

  • Series I: Affirmative Action Plans, 1972-2020

    This series includes two kinds of publications issued by the EOAA Office. The first are the Affirmative Action Plans from 1972 to the present. Please note that the Office stopped printing the AA Plans after 2013 and instead posted digital copies on their website. Those web pages have been captured in the Web Archives. The other set of publications are brochures or handouts from around 2000.

  • Series II: Rosalind Fink files, 1983-1993

    This series contains the records of Rosalind Fink, the first Director of the EOAA Office.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

This collection has no restrictions.

Digital files can only be viewed in the reading room at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library on a specially configured laptop. Please reserve a laptop by selecting the checkbox in the container list.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action records; Box and Folder numbers; University Archives, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Related Materials

Additional infomration about EOAA at Columbia can be found in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs records (UA#0083).

Accruals

Additions are expected.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Collection-level record describing unprocessed material made public in November 2018 as part of the Hidden Collections initiative. Collection was processed and finding aid was written by Joanna Rios, October 2021.

Revision Description

2021-10-15 Added box inventory (JR)

Subject Headings

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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Affirmative action programs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Administration Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University. Office of the Provost Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Historical Note

In 1967 an executive order was issued banning all discrimination by contractors on federal projects. The Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW) oversaw compliance with this policy. Federal contractors had to annually submit an analysis of the distribution of women and minority workers. HEW oversaw Columbia's affirmative action plans designed to safeguard against discrimination. Beverly C. Clark served as the Equal Opportunity officer in the late 1970s.

Rosalind Fink was appointed in 1980 as the first director of the University's Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action. She served in that position for 14 years. During her term as director, she took a leading role in formulating the sexual assault policy, making the campus wheelchair accessible, conducting grievance investigations, developing University policies which combatted discrimination, supporting the organizing efforts of gay members of the community, and encouraging search committees to include women and minority candidates when looking for faculty members and administrators. Fink also served as adjunct associate professor of political science at Barnard College from 1991 to 1994.

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Series I: Affirmative Action Plans, 1972-2020

This series includes two kinds of publications issued by the EOAA Office. The first are the Affirmative Action Plans from 1972 to the present. Please note that the Office stopped printing the AA Plans after 2013 and instead posted digital copies on their website. Those web pages have been captured in the Web Archives. The other set of publications are brochures or handouts from around 2000.



Box 1 Folder 1 Affirmative Action Program, 1972 April


Box 1 Folder 2 Affirmative Action Program, 1974 September


Box 1 Folder 3 Affirmative Action Plan Implementation Agreement, 1977 January


Box 1 Folder 4 Affirmative Action Plan, 1977 September


Box 1 Folder 5 Annual Update of Affirmative Action Plan, 1978


Box 1 Folder 6 Annual Update of Affirmative Action Plan, 1979


Box 1 Folder 7 Annual Update of Affirmative Action Plan, 1980


Box 1 Folder 8 Annual Update of Affirmative Action Plan, revised February 1981


Box 1 Folder 9 Annual Update of Affirmative Action Plan, 1981


Box 1 Folder 10 Annual Update of Affirmative Action Plan, 1982


Box 1 Folder 11 Updates to Columbia's Affirmative Action Plan, 1984-1986

(Three years bound together)


Box 1 Folder 12 Affirmative Action Plan, 1998



Box 2 Folder 1 Affirmative Action Plan, 1998


Box 2 Folder 2 Affirmative Action Plan, 2001


Box 2 Folder 3 Affirmative Action Plan, 2002


Box 2 Folder 4 Affirmative Action Plans, 2003


Box 2 Folder 5 Affirmative Action Programs, 2004


Box 2 Folder 6 Affirmative Action Programs, 2005


Box 2 Folder 7 Affirmative Action Programs, 2006


Box 2 Folder 8 Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) Analyses: Morningside Campus and Medical Center, 2006


Box 2 Folder 9 Affirmative Action Programs, 2007


Box 2 Folder 10 Personnel Activity Impact Ratio Analyses, 2006-2007


Box 2 Folder 11 Supplemental Exhibit to Affirmative Action Program under Executive order 11246: Morningside Campus, 2006-2007


Box 2 Folder 12 Affirmative Action Program for Individuals with Disabilities and Covered Veterans: Morningside Campus, Medical Center and Lamont Doherty, 2006-2007


Exhibit A Organizational Display, Exhibit B Job Group Analysis, and Exhibit C Final Availability and Placement Goals Analysis


Box 2 Folder 13-14 Morningside Campus, 2006-2007, 2 folders


Box 2 Folder 15 Medical Center, 2006-2007


Box 2 Folder 16 Lamont-Doherty, 2006-2007


Box 2 Folder 17 Affirmative Action Programs, 2008


Box 2 Folder 18 Affirmative Action Programs, Personnel Activity Impact Ratio Analyses, 2007-2008


Box 2 Folder 19 Census by Affirmative Action Job Group: Morningside Campus and Medical Center, 2007-2008


Box 2 Folder 20 Affirmative Action Program under Executive order 11246: Morningside Campus, Medical Center and Lamont-Doherty, 2007-2008



Box 3 Folder 1 Affirmative Action Program for Individuals with Disabilities and Covered Veterans: Morningside Campus, Medical Center and Lamont-Doherty, 2007-2008


Exhibit A Organizational Display, Exhibit B Job Group Analysis, Exhibit C Final Availability and Placement Goals Analysis


Box 3 Folder 2 Morningside Campus, 2007-2008


Box 3 Folder 3 Medical Center, 2007-2008


Box 3 Folder 4 Lamont-Doherty, 2007-2008


Box 3 Folder 5 Affirmative Action Programs, 2008-2009


Box 3 Folder 6 Affirmative Action Program under Executive order 11246: Morningside Campus, Medical Center and Lamont-Doherty, 2008-2009


Box 3 Folder 7 Affirmative Action Program for Individuals with Disabilities and Covered Veterans: Morningside Campus, Medical Center and Lamont-Doherty, 2008-2009


Exhibit A Organizational Display, Exhibit B Job Group Analysis, Exhibit C Final Availability and Placement Goals Analysis


Box 3 Folder 8-9 Morningside Campus, 2008-2009, 2 folders


Box 3 Folder 10 Medical Center, 2008-2009


Box 3 Folder 11 Lamont-Doherty, 2008-2009


Box 3 Folder 12 Affirmative Action Programs, 2010


Box 3 Folder 13 Affirmative Action Programs, 2011


Box 3 Folder 14 Affirmative Action Programs, 2012


Box 3 Folder 15 Affirmative Action Programs, 2013



Box Laptop Affirmative Action Programs, 2014


Box Laptop Affirmative Action Programs, 2015


Box Laptop Affirmative Action Programs, 2016


Affirmative Action Programs, 2018


Affirmative Action Programs, 2019


Affirmative Action Programs, 2020


Publications



Box 3 Folder 16 Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action brochure, circa 2002

("We take affirmative action toward equal opportunity")


Box 3 Folder 17 Office of Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Education (OSMPE) brochure, circa 2002

("We serve as a resource for the University community regarding sexual misconduct prevention, education and complaint resolution.")


Box 3 Folder 18 Resource Guide for Students of Color, circa 2002


Box 3 Folder 19 "If you have sexual harassment problems, TELL SOMEONE!" brochure, circa 2002

Series II: Rosalind Fink files, 1983-1993

This series contains the records of Rosalind Fink, the first Director of the EOAA Office.



Box 4 Folder 1 Columbia University Employees of Color (CUEOC), 1989-1993


Box 4 Folder 2 The Dilemmas of Diversity: Civility and Satisfaction among Undergraduates at Columbia, 1992

(Report issued by the Committee for the Promotion of Mutual Understanding and Civility. By Nathalie Friedman and Theresa Rogers, assisted by Assistant Provost Elinor Barber.)


Box 4 Folder 3 Enrollment statistics, 1991

(By program, race and sex)


Box 4 Folder 42 EOAA Annual Review and Evaluation, 1991


Box 4 Folder 4 Grievance procedures, 1986


Handouts


Box 4 Folder 5 Agencies with jurisdiction over discrimination claims, 1991


Box 4 Folder 6 Campus resources, circa 1991


Box 4 Folder 7 Discrimination complaint forms, circa 1991


Box 4 Folder 8 Discrimination grievance procedure, 1992


Box 4 Folder 9 EEOC guidelines on sexual harassment, circa 1991


Box 4 Folder 10 Misconceptions re: AA and EO, 1988

(Article "Misconceptions and realities in the implementation of equal employment opportunity" by Robert H. Faley and Lawrence S. Kleiman)


Box 4 Folder 11 Panel on sexual harassment, 1993

(Directory of panelists across campuses)


Box 4 Folder 12 Protection against sexual harassment, 1992


Box 4 Folder 13 Statement of nondiscriminatory policies, 1983-1993


Box 4 Folder 14 Job description for the Director of Minority Affairs, Admissions Office, Columbia Business School, 1993


Box 4 Folder 15 King, Natalie - Monitoring Committee, 1993


Box 4 Folder 16 Minority Alumni/ae Clearinghouse, 1990-1991


Box 4 Folder 17 Minority Student Affairs Network, 1991


Box 4 Folder 18 Other universities, 1990-1990


Outreach


Box 4 Folder 19 Audits, 1983-1984


Box 4 Folder 20 Faculty maternity/paternity leaves, 1984


Box 4 Folder 21 New programs, policies and procedures, 1984


Box 4 Folder 41 Reports, 1985-1987


Box 4 Folder 22 Search procedures, 1984


Box 4 Folder 23 Senate sexual harassment panel, 1984


Box 4 Folder 24 Permanent activities and special projects, 1991


Box 4 Folder 25 Physical plant, 1993

(Re: 401 Low)


Box 4 Folder 26 Programs in Social and Organizational Psychology, Teachers College, 1980


Box 4 Folder 27 Publications, 1991

("Legal and Practical Approaches to Targeted Hiring", "The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990")


Box 4 Folder 28 Small, Small Disadvantaged and Women-Owned Business Committee, 1990-1992


Student Affairs and Campus Life


Box 4 Folder 29 "Common Groud" mediation training, 1992-1993


Box 4 Folder 30 "Guide to Minority Student Resources", 1993

(Newsprint "booklet")


Box 4 Folder 31 Conflict mediation training veterans, 1993


Box 4 Folder 32 Guidelines for civility, 1993

(Includes drat report from the Committee for the Promotion of Mutual Understanding and Civility)


Box 4 Folder 33 Lesbigay, 1993-1994

(Includes the Columbia Almanac of Information Pertaining to Sexual Orientation (CALIPSO) and issues of Community News, the newsletter for the Lesbian, Bisexual & Gay Community & Supporters at Columbia University & Affiliates.)


Box 4 Folder 34 Lowrey, Gerald - Associate Provost for Campus Life, 1993


Box 4 Folder 35 Student Affairs Network, 1991-1994


Box 4 Folder 36 Student leaders, 1993

(Student groups and cultural organizations)


Box 4 Folder 37 Student Services Coalition, 1994


Box 4 Folder 38 To-do's and progress reports, 1990-1993


Box 4 Folder 39 Underutilization, 1990-1993

(New hire reports)


Box 4 Folder 40 Wagner, Marsha - Ombuds Officer, 1991-1993