IAC Bias/Assault Reporting and Response
Bias/Assault Reporting & Response
Yale is firmly committed to equal opportunity and diversity and to fostering an environment of civility and intellectual discovery in which all students can thrive. The university does not condone racial or sexual harassment or any other act of discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression.
For an overview of the reporting/response procedures, guidance, support, pertinent policies and laws, please visit the following website: http://www.yale.edu/equalopportunity/complaint/index.html. You may also see below for summarized steps to report incidents of discrimination, harassment or assault.
In a Crisis:
If you or someone you know is in crisis, emergency services are available:
Yale Police: 911 (emergencies) or 203-432-4400
SHARE Hotline: 203-432-2000
Mental Health & Counseling: 203-432-0290
(M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.)
On-call Mental Health Clinician: 203-432-0123
(after office hours, on weekends, and on holidays)
Reporting & Response:
Below is an overview of the university’s grievance procedures. Any student, employee, or applicant for programs or employment at Yale who is concerned about affirmative action, equal opportunity, sexual/racial harassment, or fairness in admissions or employment at Yale, either in a general sense or with respect to their own situation, is encouraged to contact the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs.
Talking about a problem with a member of the Office is not a part of any formal grievance procedure. The Office will inform individuals about the University’s grievance procedures for students and employees. In cases in which the individual is not within a group of persons to which a formal grievance procedure applies, the Office will review a complaint. All inquiries are treated in a confidential manner.
Please visit http://www.yale.edu/equalopportunity/complaint/index.html for more information and visit campus resources to find continued support.
Reporting Sexual Misconduct (Including Harassment)
The University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct is designed to address allegations of sexual misconduct of every kind and is available to all students, faculty and staff across the University according to the guidelines described in the Committee’s procedures. Anyone who believes they may have been subjected to sexual misconduct is encouraged to contact the SHARE Center (203-432-2000), the Yale Police Department (203-432-4400), or the New Haven Police Department (203-946-6316). For detailed information on all of Yale’s services, resources, and mechanisms for victims of sexual misconduct, please consult the Sexual Misconduct Response website.
Undergraduates and graduate/professional students
To file a report of discrimination, harassment or assault on the basis of identity, please use the President’s Procedure for Addressing Students’ Complaints of Racial or Ethnic Harassment.
To file a complaint against a member of the faculty or administration of your school, please use A Dean’s Procedure for Student Complaints.
To make a complaint against a member of the faculty or administration in another school (or who is not under the authority of the dean of your school), use the Provost’s Procedure for Student Complaints.
To report sexual misconduct, contact SHARE or speak with a Title IX Coordinator to understand your options. The formal complaint mechanism for hearing such complaints is the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (UWC).
For information about these procedures and whether they are applicable to your complaint and circumstances, please contact the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs, the dean of student affairs in your school, a member of the IAC or the dean/director of a cultural or other identity-based center.
Yale College students may also contact the head/dean of their residential college or their cultural/affinity center dean/director for assistance in accessing the appropriate resources.
Students in the School of Medicine community can confidentially contact the Office of the Ombudsperson at its confidential line: 203-737-4100. The Ombuds’ Office provides a source of support for students, faculty, trainees and staff who want to develop options for addressing a particular concern, or who may wish to consider learning how to deal with problems of their own.