Title IX Office

The Title IX Office is an important part of Yale’s efforts to foster an environment of respect and belonging. The Title IX Office is a resource for the entire Yale community. The Title IX Office consults with members of the community about their concerns and questions related to sex- and gender-based discrimination. This includes sexual misconduct, as well as discrimination or harassment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, non-conformance with gender stereotypes, and parenting or pregnancy status. 

The Office seeks to both prevent and respond to sex- and gender-based discrimination by offering services such as providing prevention and education opportunitiessharing information about resources, coordinating supportive measures, and tracking and reporting patterns and trends. The Title IX Office also works with pregnant and parenting individuals to provide needed accommodations and to respond to instances of discrimination.

The Title IX Office works closely with campus partners including Deputy Title IX Coordinators from across campus, the SHARE Center, the University Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (UWC), the Yale Police Department, the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA), Discrmination and Harassment Resource Coordinators (DHRC), Office of LGBTQ Resources, and the Office of Gender and Campus Culture (OGCC).

Elizabeth Conklin (she/her)
Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity, Accessibility, and Belonging and University Title IX Coordinator

Elizabeth Conklin, J.D., is the vice president for Institutional Equity, Accessibility, and Belonging and University Title IX Coordinator. She works closely with other leaders across the university to support institutional equity and accessibility, and to guide strategy and initiatives that create a culture of belonging. She oversees the work of the Title IX Office, the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility, Student Accessibility Services, the Office of LGBTQ Resources, and the University Liaison for Military and Veteran Affairs. In her role as University Title IX Coordinator, Elizabeth has campus-wide responsibility for all policies, processes, and programs that address and prevent discrimination on the basis of sex or gender, including sexual misconduct. Prior to joining Yale, Elizabeth served for nearly nine years as the University of Connecticut’s associate vice president for the Office of Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, and ADA Coordinator. Before her time in higher education administration, she was an associate attorney practicing labor and employment law with a Hartford law firm. Elizabeth enjoys travel, reading, live music, long walks by the sea, and spending quality time with family and friends.

Jason Killheffer (he/him)
Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Jason Killheffer, J.D., is the Senior Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Director of Title IX Programs, with responsibility for overseeing and coordinating Title IX programs and resources University-wide. He previously served as Assistant Provost for Academic Integrity in the Office of the Provost, focusing on University-wide academic integrity initiatives that promote awareness relating to the ethical standards for the conduct of research and scholarship at Yale. He joined Yale in 2002 and, prior to joining the Provost’s Office in 2008, held management and project leadership positions in Finance and Information Technology Services. Before coming to Yale, Mr. Killheffer worked at Bayer Pharmaceutical, where he was responsible for coordinating strategic marketing initiatives across Bayer’s healthcare divisions and strategic alliance partners. He holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of New Haven and a J.D. from Quinnipiac University. Jason enjoys morning walks, pick-up soccer games, and travel.

Erin Farley (she/her)
Manager, Title IX Prevention, Education, and Outreach

Erin Farley is the Manager of Prevention, Education, and Outreach with the Title IX Office. In her role, Erin works to develop and lead university-wide Title IX prevention and awareness programming and outreach efforts for faculty, staff, and graduate and professional students. Erin’s interest in prevention work started as an undergraduate student at Binghamton University where she served as a peer educator for a sexual assault prevention program. Since then, she has held a variety of education and prevention roles within higher education. Erin spent five years at Penn State University’s Gender Equity Center, first as a graduate assistant and then as a full-time programming coordinator. She also worked in the Office of Access, Equity, and Diversity at Oakton Community College, and prior to joining the Title IX Office, Erin worked as an education specialist with MIT’s Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response Office. Erin holds a M.S. in Higher Education from Penn State University and a B.S. in Human Development and B.A. in Sociology from Binghamton University. Erin loves coffee, dancing, and spending quality time with her friends, family, and cat, Gus.

Katie Shirley (she/her)
Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Yale College

Katie Shirley joined Yale in January 2022 as the Deputy Title IX Coordinator for Yale College. In addition to serving the undergraduate population in Yale College, Katie is a full-time member of the Title IX Office team and works on various campus wide initiatives including co-advising the Title IX Student Advisory Board. Katie holds an M.Ed. in Student Personnel in Higher Education and a J.D. with a concentration in Social Justice Advocacy. Katie is passionate about college student affairs and has previously worked in student conduct, Title IX, and student activities offices at several other major universities. A fun fact about Katie is that she grew up on a central Florida cattle ranch. In her free time she enjoys exploring the New Haven coffee scene, going to spin classes, and cheering on all Florida sports teams.

October Mohr (they/them)
Title IX Program Specialist

October Mohr joined the Title IX team in August of 2022 as the Title IX Program Specialist. October collaborates with the Title IX team on the planning, management, and implementation of Title IX-related programming, communications, and case management initiatives. Previously, October completed their Masters in Divinity and postgrad here at Yale, during which they were also a Title IX Fellow. October loves to DIY, hike, and spend time with their loved ones and pets.