Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.
The University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual misconduct, by promoting the essential values of respect and responsibility, providing education, and working with students, faculty, and staff — a community that is safe and supportive for all. Yale takes all complaints and accusations of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct, seriously.
Sexual assault, harassment, and other forms of sexual misconduct can have a profound impact on one’s personal and academic life. If a case of sexual misconduct occurs, the University strongly urges those affected to take action, including pursuing criminal or disciplinary sanctions. The University urges anyone coping with such a situation to seek help and support. If you are uncertain of your options or simply need help, call the SHARE Center at (203) 432-2000.
Each School and Yale College has a senior administrator assigned as a Title IX coordinator to resolve complaints and address issues of gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct within that school. Contact a coordinator if you:
- Wish to understand your options if you think you may have encountered sex discrimination or sexual misconduct;
- Learn of a situation that you feel may warrant a University investigation;
- Need help on how to handle a situation by which you are indirectly affected;
- Seek guidance on possible informal remedies or administrative measures to de-escalate or alleviate a difficult situation;
- Have questions about Yale’s policies and procedures.
Coordinators can also facilitate a formal or informal complaint through the University-wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (UWC) or a police report with the YPD.
Learn more about Sexual Misconduct Response at Yale, and read YDS’ Policy on Consensual Relations between teachers and students.