Policies and Procedures


The Mission of the College of Dental Medicine (CDM) is to provide students, faculty, and staff an environment for excellence in the pursuit of oral health education, research, patient care, and community service, utilizing the vast resources of Columbia University, its Medical Center, and the metropolis in which it is located. CDM is committed to  generating a climate of inquiry and learning that produces globally disseminated advancements in knowledge, and establishes the foundation for its students, faculty and staff to be leaders in patient care, teaching and scientific discovery that advances the oral and overall health of all.  The College is committed to maintaining a culture of respect, tolerance, and concern for others among a diverse faculty, student body and patient population.

On this website you will find CDM Student Policies aligned with achieving the CDM Mission. There are also University-wide policies that all Columbia University schools must adhere to.  Again, please make sure you are informed of these policies; it’s usually the case that students do not learn about them until they become pertinent to your particular situation but I encourage you to educate yourself about these policies before you may need to reference them.