Resources for Working at CUIMC

Discover resources that help faculty maintain a good work/life balance, as well as policies and departments that support CUIMC faculty in their work.

HR & Work/Life

Human Resources (HR)

The Columbia University Human Resources department is committed to operational excellence, ethical leadership and expanding the value and effectiveness of the services they offer to support the University's mission and the community in which we live and work.

Columbia University Irving Medical Center Human Resources (CUIMC HR)

CUIMC HR offers resources specific to the Columbia University Irving Medical Center community, including department-specific HR Client Managers' contact information.

Office of Work/Life

Columbia University’s Office of Work/Life fosters the well-being of the Columbia community and its people in their pursuit of meaningful and productive academic, personal and work lives.

University Life

The mission of the Office of University Life is to further the academic and community experience of students, faculty, and staff at Columbia.


The Ombuds Office offers a confidential place for students, faculty, staff or alumni to discuss workplace issues, academic concerns, issues relating to administrative paperwork and process, explanation and interpretation of policies and procedures, and many other problems.

CUIMC Events

Explore a wide range of academic, cultural, and athletic events happening every day at CUIMC.

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The University’s Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action (EOAA) has overall responsibility for the management of the University’s Employee Policies and Procedures on Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking; coordinates compliance activities under these policies and the applicable federal, state and local laws; and is designated as the University’s Compliance Office for Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and other equal opportunity, nondiscrimination and affirmative action laws.

CUIMC HR Staff Diversity & Inclusion

The CUIMC HR Staff Diversity & Inclusion offers events and provides staff with the opportunity to build networks that support a diverse and inclusive educational environment.

Lactation Rooms

Columbia University provides Lactation Rooms to support nursing mothers returning to work, school or campus. Each room offers a clean, secure and private space to express breast milk. A list of lactation rooms on campus is available through the Office of Work/Life. To request access to lactation rooms, please contact the Office of Work/Life at 212-854-8019.

Faculty Policies

Essential Policies for the Academic Community

This website contains valuable information to help students, faculty, and staff understand some of the policies and regulations of the University.

Faculty Handbook

The Faculty Handbook is the guiding manual for faculty working at Columbia University. It showcases the academic structure and the governance of the university, essential policies, and university resources and services.

Code of Conduct and University Policies

This webpage contains basic information about and links to some key University Policies. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all University policies.

Email Usage Policy

Columbia University requires that email systems be used in a manner that ensures adequate security measures are met to protect data and information.

Additional Policies

Additional Resources


The CUIMC IT Service Desk acts as a centralized point of contact for technical support and resources used at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

HR Learning & Development

Columbia Human Resources offers a wide assortment of training workshops and programs for faculty and staff.

Columbia also offers access to which provides online training resources that vary from business skills to IT skills.

CUIMC Office of Communications and Public Affairs

The Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) Office of Communications and Public Affairs produces and shares communications in support of the CUIMC mission to provide global leadership in scientific research, health and medical education, and patient care. The Office includes media relations, brand management, digital strategy and marketing, web services, publications, internal communications, social media, and video production.

CUIMC Brand Guide

View everything you need to know about our brand in one document.

Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S)

Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) provides expert guidance and timely service to the University Community through a commitment to health and safety.

The Columbia University Medical Center Development Office

The Columbia University Medical Center Development Office offers an effective major gift program to all members of the faculty and administration. Since 1990, the office has achieved an increasingly successful record of helping to locate and secure significant support from private philanthropic sources, including individuals, foundations, and corporations, for all areas of the health sciences.

Alumni Affairs

Access the CUIMC Alumni Organizations for all four medical center schools, and keep connected with classmates and other alumni across schools.