Welcome

This website outlines the informal and formal processes by which students can report, discuss with an administrator, or file a complaint about discrimination or harassment; describes university policies and federal and state laws; and highlights support resources within the Yale community.

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. 

What to do if you believe you have experienced an incident of discrimination or harassment:

If you believe you have experienced an incident of discrimination or harassment, there are resources available to provide you with information and support as well as informal and formal mechanisms and procedures in place to help reach a potential resolution.

If you feel threatened or unsafe…

Call the Yale Police or New Haven Police Department (911) immediately.

If you have a complaint but are not sure how to seek resolution… 

If you believe you have experienced an incident of discrimination or harassment but aren’t sure what to do, there are people on campus who can help you explore your options or find support resources. Any student concerned about equal opportunity, racial or sexual harassment, or any other act of discrimination related to race, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression, is encouraged to contact the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs, 203-432-0849. The office can inform you of informal and formal options for resolution depending on your circumstances. Students may also seek advice from their deans of student affairs. Yale College students may also consult their residential college deans or heads of college for assistance in accessing the appropriate resources. Other resources can be found under Guidance and Support

If you have a complaint related to sexual misconduct…

Students with complaints related to sexual misconduct are encouraged to speak with the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education Center (SHARE) or with a Title IX Coordinator to obtain support and to understand their options. The Title IX website outlines the many services, resources, and reporting mechanisms available to victims of sexual misconduct. 

If you have a complaint related to a disability…

Students with complaints related to a disability are encouraged to contact the University’s Section 504 Coordinator, Valarie Stanley, 203-432-0849.

If you wish to file a formal complaint…

The university has several procedures in place for students who wish to file formal complaints. Your options may differ depending on your complaint and circumstances. Learn about the procedures and the mechanisms you may use to file a formal complaint here.  

Guidance & Support

Learn about the offices and resources that can help address your questions and provide support.

Policies & Laws

Find the university’s relevant policies governing non-discrimination along with some relevant federal and state laws.

FAQ

Still not sure? Read through these questions and answers to learn more about your options and the university’s processes.