March 29, 2016
Dear Professor Goldberg,
Last fall, we publicly launched our SAAFE demands, which are now being supported by the Barnard Columbia Solidarity Network. Soon after, we met with you on December 3, 2015 to present you with student testimonies and receive meaningful engagement with our requests, particularly our demand for a 24-hour Rape Crisis Center at Columbia.
It has been over five months since we first presented you a copy of our demands and you have yet to demonstrate to us that you have taken meaningful action in response, including researching and allocating funds for a 24/7 Rape Crisis Center. Every day, students at Columbia continue to be harmed as a result of your negligence. Survivors must continue to deal with extremely long wait times, triggering commentary from untrained nurses, and culturally insensitive staff as they attempt to get the direct services they need. Columbia has an endowment of over nine billion dollars, and yet you and other administrators have not seen fit to allocate resources towards an essential service on campus. It is unacceptable that you appear to prioritize your professional titles and meaningless initiatives over the safety of the campus community.
We are requesting a public response from you by Monday, April 4, 2016 regarding specific steps you will take to create a 24/7 Rape Crisis Center as we outlined in our demand.
No Red Tape