Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that protects people from sex and gender discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.  Title IX states that:

No person in the United States, on the basis of sex, shall be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Yale University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex or gender. Yale provides many resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns relating to discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in all aspects of the educational process.

Who is responsible for ensuring Title IX compliance at Yale?

Elizabeth Conklin, Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity, Accessibility, and Belonging, is the University Title IX Coordinator.  Conklin oversees and provides leadership for the activities of the deputy Title IX coordinators, designated administrators and faculty who  respond to inquiries from the community; coordinate resources; and faciliate supportive measures, accommodations and remedies.  She also oversees campus-wide education and training on sex-based discrimination and sexual misconduct.  Assistant Provost Jason Killheffer serves as a Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator and helps to oversee the University’s Title IX programs.

Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the university’s Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth Conklin, at titleix@yale.edu or by mail at: Office of the Secretary and Vice President for University Life PO Box 208230, New Haven, CT 06520-8230, or to 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.