Please join us for our organizing meetings every Sunday at 8pm on Barnard College’s campus! Subscribe to our newsletter or send us an email to find out details about the meeting location.
Support Our Demands
Do you think Barnard/Columbia should provide better support for survivors of sexual and dating violence? Do you think marginalized survivors deserve to be treated with respect and dignity? Sign our petition to demand more support, accessibility, accountability, funding, and enforcement!
Donate to No Red Tape Columbia
All money will go toward furthering our efforts to address sexual and dating violence (such as connecting survivors with resources, getting materials for rallies, helping design and plan workshop curricula, etc.). If you have any questions about donating, feel free to contact us!
Other Groups On Campus
Survivors' Circle is a student-run, peer-facilitated support space for those who have experienced sexual and domestic violence. All identities, ages, and backgrounds are welcomed. We are open to all members of the Columbia community. During the semester, meeting times vary to accommodate members’ schedules, and are typically held once a week. There is also an (optional) online support space for those who may not be able to attend meetings. Feel free to email survivorscircleCU@gmail.com to join our group or learn about other support resources (your email will be received by one of the group’s co-facilitators). This is a confidential resource.
Take Back the Night
TBTN is an international organization dedicated to combating rape culture and sexual/domestic violence. They are best known for their annual marches with the goal of freedom from fear of sexual violence. The Barnard/Columbia chapter is very active and organizes activities based around consent education and sexual violence response, such as Sexhibition, an annual consent-based sexual health fair.
Coalition against sexual violence
Founded alongside No Red Tape in the wake of new reports about sexual violence on campus (see history tab), the Coalition is the more policy-focused group of the two. Like No Red Tape, the Coalition Against Sexual Violence works to institute better sexual assault policies, support for survivors, and consent education on the Columbia campus. Meetings are typically from 1-2 PM on Sundays in the Q House basement.
Men's Peer Education
Men’s Peer Education is another part of Columbia Sexual Violence Response’s Peer Advocacy program. As the majority of perpetrators of sexual assault are men but the majority of men are not perpetrators, this group aims to educate male allies about the significance of power dynamics in sexual violence and about how they can help prevent sexual assault in their peer groups.
Columbia Sexual Violence Response Peer Advocates
Peer Advocates are volunteers from the Columbia undergraduate community who are trained in crisis intervention and advocacy. They are responsible for providing support, services, and information to survivors, as well as peer education workshops for the Columbia Community as a whole.
How Faculty Can Help
No Red Tape is currently working with faculty to develop a workshop on how best to respond to sexual assault and support survivors in the classroom, as well as a pledge that faculty members can sign to demonstrate their commitment to sexual violence prevention. If you are interested in helping develop the curriculum for this workshop or other avenues for faculty support, contact us.