GND Policy

The Graduate Business Association (the student body government known as the “GBA”) would like to thank all the recruiters at Columbia Business School for their support of our students’ Grade Non-Disclosure (GND) Policy during the 2011-2012 recruiting season. You may recall the Columbia Business School (CBS) student community overwhelmingly voted in March 2011 to implement GND starting August 1, 2011. This community norm states that students will not disclosure grades, GPA’s, or transcripts to employers until a student accepts a full-time, post-graduation position with an employer. Students however may continue to disclose receipt of academic honors (e.g., Dean’s List) and membership in honor societies.

We believe that grade non-disclosure has contributed to promoting greater risk-taking, teamwork, experiential learning, and community building in the classroom, resulting in more well-rounded graduates. Hopefully, this leads to better employees, and stronger leaders. While each student maintains the legal right to determine whether or not to disclose his or her grades, the CBS student body chose grade non disclosure as a collective norm to enhance the educational experience at Columbia. Accordingly, as highly valued members of our community, we ask for your continued respect of the CBS student body’s decision by refraining from asking students to disclose grades during the recruiting process until a student has accepted a full-time, post-graduation employment offer from your organization.

Students may view the full GND Handbook here.

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