Yale is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all students can feel respected, safe, and able to learn. To this end, there are a variety of resources available to provide support and guidance if you feel that you or others have experienced harassment or discrimination. It does not matter what form of misconduct occurred, nor when it happened—you have choices about what to do and how.
SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education Center)
55 Lock St. - Ground Floor
SHARE is a 24/7 resource available to the community. You can call anytime, or drop into the office on weekdays during business hours. SHARE counselors are trained professionals who assist students who are dealing with acute and recent experiences, as well as experiences from the past.
University-Wide Committee (UWC)
The University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct is the internal disciplinary board designed to address allegations of sexual misconduct. It is available to students, faculty and staff across the university. The committee consists of approximately forty students, faculty, and administrative members drawn from throughout the University. Further information can be found on their website here.
The Deans Designees are selected by the Dean of each school and are equipped to receive student concerns or complaints about issues of discrimination, harassment, diversity and inclusion, and equal opportunities. Dean’s designees can offer support as well as advice about additional resources and reporting options that are available.
Dean’s Designees for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Dean Michelle Nearon
Title IX Coordinators
The Title IX office supports all Yale faculty, staff, and students and addresses a wide range of concerns relating to sexual misconduct or discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in all aspects of Yale’s educational programs, including in the areas of recruitment, admissions, financial assistance, academic and extracurricular opportunities, and employment. Title IX Coordinators are available to talk with community members about their concerns and questions – no matter how big or small – about a specific incident or campus sexual climate in general. Coordinators can also put various measures in place to address complainants’ safety concerns, mitigate the impact of sexual misconduct and gender-based discrimination, and address a potentially hostile climate. See these websites for more information about Title IX and Sexual Misconduct Response.
Office for Institutional Equity and Access
The Office for Institutional Equity and Access ensures Yale’s compliance with policies and laws that relate to equal opportunities for students, faculty, and staff on campus. Any student with concerns related to affirmative action, equal opportunity, sexual harassment, racial harassment, or fairness in admissions or employment at Yale is encouraged to contact them. For more information, visit their website here.
Through the LiveSafe app, anonymous messages can be sent to the SHARE center or the Yale police. Additionally, confidential (but not anonymous) messages may be sent to the Office for Institutional Equity and Access.