IAC Bias/Assault Reporting and Response

IAC 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:

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 holiday

Reporting & Response: 

Below is an overview of the university’s procedures for reporting bias-related incidents. 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.

For more information on the formal grievance procedure, please visit https://student-dhr.yale.edu/deans-designees and https://equalopportunity.yale.edu/complaint-procedures.

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.

Other Resources

  • 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.