Columbia Faculty Slack Guidelines

The purpose of the Faculty Slack is to facilitate community building and resource sharing between Columbia faculty.

Please observe the following community guidelines for the Columbia Faculty Slack workspace:

  1. Be Kind and Courteous. We're all in this together to create a welcoming environment. Let's treat everyone with respect. Healthy debates are natural, but kindness is required.
  2. No Hate Speech or Bullying. Make sure everyone feels safe. Bullying of any kind isn't allowed, and degrading comments about things like race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, gender or identity will not be tolerated.

  3. Respect Everyone's Privacy. Being part of this group requires mutual trust. Authentic, expressive discussions make groups great, but may also be sensitive and private. What's shared in the group should stay in the group. 

  4. No Promotions or Spam. Give more than you take to this group. Self-promotion, spam and irrelevant links aren't allowed.

Subscribers violating these rules will receive a warning from the Slack administrator, and repeated violations may result in suspension or permanently removal from the Slack workspace. All university policies apply.

Note: As we are a VERY diverse group, we urge you to use another platform for conversations about controversial topics, such as personal religious or political views. 

Terms of Service

  1. You must not share confidential data within Slack, including HIPAA or FERPA data.

  2. Your usage of Slack must adhere to Columbia’s Acceptable Use of IT Resources (Network and Computing) Policy.

By accepting these terms and using the Slack platform, you agree to permit the disclosure of First Name, Last Name, Email Address, and Alias to Slack for the purpose of populating your Slack user account. You agree that this information will be used in accordance with Slack's Privacy Policy: