Frequently Asked Questions
You can speak with a confidential resource. When consulted in their professional capacities, confidential resources will not reveal any information you share without your explicit permission except in circumstances where there is an ongoing threat to your or another person’s health and safety. Confidential resources include SHARE counselors, mental health and other healthcare providers, and chaplains.
Yes. If you want to speak with someone anonymously, you can always contact the SHARE Center. Additionally, Deputy Title IX Coordinators can discuss options with you, without you having to share your name or personal information. You can also share a concern anonymously with the Title IX Office through the online reporting form. Please note that while the Title IX Office will review all concerns reported through the online reporting form, those submitted without sufficient information may inhibit the University’s ability to respond or take corrective action.
It depends. Certain members of the Yale community have Title IX reporting responsibilities and have an obligation to share information about incidents related to sexual misconduct with a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Individuals with reporting responsibilities include all faculty, deans, academic administrators, coaches, teaching assistants, and others who have an official supervisory or education role. This includes students in certain leadership positions (e.g., CCEs, FroCos). You can read more about Title IX reporting responsibilities on this page.
As described in Yale’s Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment, Yale prohibits retaliation. If you are concerned about potential retaliation, a Deputy Title IX Coordinator can help you.
If you are feeling worried or unsure about a situation, Yale has trained resources available to support you. The SHARE Center is a great place to start, but you should also feel free to contact a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Both of these resources will work together with you to understand the situation and help you find a resolution.
If you are not an individual with reporting responsibilities, you are under no obligation to report an incident, but you may still do so. Reporting will allow the University to respond to the incident and provide resources as appropriate. If witnessing an incident has affected you, the SHARE Center is always available to talk to you. The SHARE Center can also help you provide support to the affected parties. For more information about supporting individuals, visit the Support Someone Else page.
Organizations/programs that receive Yale funding should not deny an individual membership in or exclude an individual from participating in the activities of the organization/program on the basis of alleged sexual misconduct or alleged violations of Yale policy. Organizations should not investigate or adjudicate alleged sexual misconduct in place of established Yale disciplinary processes. Leaders and members of organizations with concerns about sexual misconduct are strongly encouraged to contact the Yale Title IX Office for guidance and resources.
No, you can come forward at any time. However, you are encouraged to make a report as soon as possible, because it is often the case that the earlier an incident is reported, the more effectively it can be investigated. If the respondent is no longer a part of the Yale community by the time the report is made, the University may not be able to take disciplinary action against that person through the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct. You may also still utlilize Yale’s support resources.
A Deputy Title IX Coordinator will start working on the supportive measures right away. In most cases, they will be confirmed within a couple of days. Many supportive measures are ongoing, and the Deputy Title IX Coordinator will collaborate with you to ensure that they are proceeding according to your needs. Other campus offices may need to be brought in to manage on-going accommodations, but the Deputy Title IX Coordinator will always consult with you before taking any action. Your information will only be shared with these partners to the extent necessary to provide the accommodation(s).
No. The University encourages you to seek whatever resolution is most comfortable to you. Any member of the community can report sexual misconduct or other crimes to the Yale Police Department or to the corresponding local police department. Additionally, if you decide to report a concern to the police, all university resources still remain fully available to you.
The following trainings are provided to Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers and persons who facilitate alternative resolutions processes:
- Student Conduct Institute Title IX Training
- Additional trainings and professional development include:
- Professional Development Day 2022
- Professional Development Day 2023