Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

GPSS is working to address issues of Title IX and Sexual Misconduct. Efforts have included speaking with the 2011 Advisory Committee on Campus Climate, participating in the 2013 Campus Sexual Climate Assessment and nominating members to the University-Wide Committee.

In 2014, GPSS successfully advocated for the creation of the Graduate & Professional Student Title IX Committee, which engages in a sustained conversation  across schools and with the administration about how to improve Title IX policies.  

GPSS Advocacy will continue to make this a priority issue during the 2016-2017 academic year. If you have questions or thoughts regarding these issues, please email the Advocacy Chair Jack Zhou. 

Fall 2016

The Title IX Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board works closely with the Title IX Steering Committee in their task of coordinating Yale’s strategies for addressing sexual misconduct on campus. If you are interested in serving on this advisory board, please submit the following application by September 15th to TitleIX@yale.edu. Questions regarding the advisory board should be direct to Dean Jason Killheffer, Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator, at jason.killheffer@yale.edu

Sexual Misconduct Response at Yale: A list of Yale resources for students that includes the type of services and level of confidentially offered by each resource. 

SHARE - Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education Center:  Staffed by health professionals, SHARE offers advocacy, information and support for students dealing with sexual misconduct of any kind. SHARE operates a 24-hour hotline (203-432-2000) and daytime drop-in services.  Contacting  SHARE is confidential and can be anonymous.

Title IX Coordinator: Coordinators deal with issues of sexual misconduct and gender-based discrimination. Each school has a senior administrator assigned as a Title IX Coordinator to resolve complaints and address issues of gender-based discrimination and sexual misconduct within that school. Coordinators can also facilitate a formal or informal complaint through the University-wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct or a police report with the YPD. To find your school’s coordinator, click here

University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (UWC): The UWC hears formal and informal complaints of sexual misconduct of any kind as well as addresses informal inquiries. 

Yale Police Department: Available 24 hours, the Yale Police is available by phone (203-432-4000) or walk-in with a sergeant on staff in charge of sensitive crimes. 

Definitions of Sexual Misconduct, Consent and Harassment: Yale maintains explicit definitions that apply to all Yale students. If you are teaching, there are additional policies that apply and can be reviewed here.