Welcome

Yale strives to be a community free of sexual misconduct, by promoting the essential values of respect and responsibility, providing education, and working with students, faculty, and staff to create a community that is safe and supportive for all. Yale takes all complaints and accusations of sexual misconduct seriously.

Sexual assault, harassment, and other forms of sexual misconduct can have a profound impact on one’s personal and academic life. The university strongly encourages those affected by sexual misconduct to seek help and support from any of the resources below and to take action, including pursuing a criminal or disciplinary complaint. If you are uncertain of your options or simply need help, call the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education (SHARE) Center at 203.432.2000.

Yale provides a range of services, resources, and mechanisms for victims of sexual misconduct. The options for undergraduate, graduate and professional school students are described below.

Primary Resources
  Seeking Info & Support Obtaining Counseling Seeking Informal Remedies Bringing a Complaint
SHARE Center
Hotline: 203.432.2000
website
X X X
Provides advice & assistance
X
Provides advice & assistance
University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct
203.432.4449
website
X     X
Yale Police
203.432.4400
website
X     X
Title IX Coordinators
203.432.4446
website
X   X X
Other Supporting Resources
  Seeking Info & Support Obtaining Counseling Seeking Informal Remedies Bringing a Formal Complaint
Mental Health Services at Yale Health
203.432.0290
website
X X    
Walden Peer Counselors (Undergraduate)
203.432.TALK
website
X      

Deans of Students Affairs, Residential College Deans & Heads
more information

X      
Communications & Consent Educators (CCEs - Undergraduate)
website
X      
New Haven Police
203.946.6316
website
X     X

Seeking Informal Remedies

Examples of informal remedies include: shielding a student from ongoing contact with an individual; taking that individual out of a class or issuing an administrative no-contact order; assigning an individual to a different lab or other clinical setting; asking an administrative authority to speak to the individual to express serious concern about a behavior; reminding the individual of policies and definitions relating to sexual misconduct; offering counseling targeted to addressing sexual aggression; and reorganizing housing assignments so that students can feel safer. Informal remedies do not preclude formal discipline.

Bringing a Formal Complaint

Bringing a formal complaint will lead to an investigation and a hearing (in most cases), and can result in punitive outcomes. Filing a complaint is often the best way to seek protection from future harm. The student bringing the complaint retains considerable control, although not total, as the process unfolds.

Resources
  Seeking Info & Support Obtaining Counseling Seeking Informal Remedies Bringing a Complaint
Title IX Coordinators
203.432.4446
X   X X
Office for Equal Opportunity Programs
203.432.0853
X   X X
Your Supervisor or Department Head/Chair X      
Human Resources Generalist X   X X
University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct*
203.432.4449
X     X
Yale Police
203.432.4400
X     X
Counseling & Support Services (formerly EAP - for personal counseling)
1.800.327.9240
  X    
New Haven Police
203.946.6316
X     X

*Faculty and staff may bring complaints against faculty and students to the UWC. The UWC does not hear complaints brought by faculty and staff against staff members. Staff and faculty with complaints of sexual misconduct against staff members should contact a Title IX Coordinator, a Human Resources Generalist, or the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs.