Policies & Laws

The university seeks to foster through its policies an optimal educational environment for all students and members of the Yale community. Here you will find the university’s relevant policies, standards, and definitions governing non-discrimination. Some pertinent federal and state equal opportunity and non-discrimination laws are also identified below. Any questions about the policies listed may be directed to the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs

Office for Equal Opportunity Programs - Policies
Sexual Misconduct Policies and Related Definitions
Federal Equal Opportunity & Nondiscrimination Laws

Age Discrimination Act of 1975
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

CT State Laws

Public Act No. 04-135, An Act Concerning Hate Crimes
Public Act No. 14-11, An Act Concerning Sexual Assault, Stalking and Intimate Partner Violence on Campus