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. 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.

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 on this pagefor a brief description, roll over the resource names.  To read about options for faculty, staff, and post-docs, click here.

For students:  download a list of options for filing a complaint with the UWC and/or Title IX Coordinators.

RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS

PRIMARY RESOURCES

  Seeking Info & SupportObtaining
Counseling

 Seeking Informal Remedies* Bringing a Formal Complaint*
Confidentiality
Level*
SHARE Center
(Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education) 

Hotline - 203-432-2000
dot dotdot
(provides advice and assistance)
dot
(provides advice and assistance)
Strictly
Confidential

University-Wide Committee
on Sexual Misconduct
203-589-0142 

dot dotdot Mostly
Confidential
Yale Police
203-432-4400
dot  dot Confidential
according to
state law
Title IX Coordinators
203-432-4446
dot dotdot Mostly
Confidential 

OTHER SUPPORTING RESOURCES

  Seeking Info & SupportObtaining
Counseling

 Seeking Informal Remedies* Bringing a Formal Complaint*
Confidentiality
Level*
Mental Health Services at Yale Health
203-432-0290
dotdot 

 Strictly
Confidential
Walden Peer Counselors (Undergraduate)
203-432-TALK
dot   Strictly
Confidential
Deans of Student Affairs,
Residential College Deans & Masters
dot   Mostly
Confidential
Communication & Consent
Educators (CCEs - Undergraduate)
dot    Mostly
Confidential
New Haven Police
203-946-6316
dot  dotConfidential
according to
state law

*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.

*CONFIDENTIALITY LEVEL

STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
These conversations are all confidential and can be anonymous. Except in rare, extreme circumstances, nothing will be shared without your explicit permission.

MOSTLY CONFIDENTIAL
These conversations are kept as confidential as possible, but information about incidents of sexual misconduct must be shared with relevant administrators and a Title IX coordinator so that the University can take action if necessary for reasons of safety. In planning any response, the wishes of the person are given full consideration.

CONFIDENTIAL ACCORDING TO STATE LAW
Exploratory conversations are confidential. Police reports, with identifying information redacted, may be available to the public upon request.

 

Inquiries about these issues may also be referred to the local branch of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone 617-289-0111, Fax 617-289-0150, TDD 800-877-8339, or Email:ocr.boston@ed.gov. The website for the Office of Civil Rights is: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html.