Pursuing a Complaint
Complaints may be pursued with the Yale Police, the Title IX Coordinators, and the University-Wide Committee–all of whom receive comprehensive annual training on relevant laws, regulations, and disciplinary codes; the dynamics and patterns of sexual misconduct; the importance of confidentiality, fair process, and impartiality; safety considerations when determining interim measures; and appropriate criminal and disciplinary sanctions. These officials coordinate closely to streamline complaint processes. In the absence of an acute threat to individual or community safety, you may decide which among the available options you wish to pursue. These options are not mutually exclusive. Whichever path(s) you choose, you have the right to have an advisor present at every stage. SHARE staff members are commonly chosen as advisors, but you may select whomever you wish to fill this role. Respondents also have the right to an advisor of their choice. All proceedings are designed to be fair, prompt, and impartial.