Protective Measures

The Title IX coordinators and the Yale Police Department (YPD) can help you with a range of temporary and long-term measures to make sure that you feel safe on campus and are able to pursue your educational and professional goals. These measures are tailored to your individual needs, and most do not require you to file a formal complaint.

No-Contact Agreement

A Title IX coordinator can work with you to create a voluntary agreement to limit contact with another individual, allowing you to pursue your activities at Yale without further interactions. These restrictions generally preclude in-person, telephone, electronic or third party communication, and may limit access to certain areas of campus.

No-Contact Order

A no-contact order is similar to a no-contact agreement, but it is imposed rather than voluntary. It will be issued when a formal complaint is filed through the University Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (UWC) and may be continued following the UWC process. A Title IX coordinator will work with you to implement the no-contact order.

Safety Planni‚Äčng

A safety plan is a combination of strategies to help people reduce the risk of harm to themselves and their loved ones. Each personalized plan identifies individual risk factors and practical interventions.

Safety plans are especially important for anyone concerned about safety in a relationship, but this process is available to anyone. Plans can include practical ways to cope with emotional distress, talk with friends and family, stay safe on campus and beyond, and take legal actions.

Who can help with safety planning?
Sensitive Crimes and Support Coordinator Sergeant Marnie Robbins Hoffman can help you create a safety plan and think through your options. YPD can be reached at 203.432.4400, and the Sensitive Crimes & Support coordinator can be reached at 203.432.9547 during working hours or via email at marnie.robbins@yale.edu.

Judicial Protective Orders

Civil Protection Order
A civil protection order is issued by the Connecticut judicial system, not by Yale University. You can contact the YPD and ask to speak with the Sensitive Crimes & Support Coordinator for more information and assistance. View more information on civil protection orders.

Criminal Protective Order
A criminal protective order is issued by the Connecticut judicial system, not by Yale University. You can contact the YPD and ask to speak with the Sensitive Crimes & Support Coordinator for more information and assistance with criminal protective orders. View more information on criminal protective orders.