Yale has been notified by the Office of Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education that it intends to investigate a complaint filed by a group of current and former students, alleging that Yale has violated Title IX requirements.
Sexual misconduct is a serious issue on many of our nation's campuses and preventing and addressing sexual harassment and sexual violence is an ongoing challenge, just as it is in other parts of our society. Like other schools, Yale has devoted a great deal of resources and attention to establishing policies and practices in this area designed to educate and safeguard our students, and to hold accountable those who violate our high standards and harm our students. We do not believe we have violated Title IX, but we have never been complacent or satisfied, and we continuously explore and implement new ways to ensure that no student's educational opportunity is compromised. We will cooperate fully with the investigation. We share the same goal—to combat sexual misconduct effectively—and we hope the process will strengthen our and other schools' ability to achieve that goal. We do not want a single student to feel threatened; our resolve that sexual misconduct is not to be tolerated remains as strong as any institution's, and we will continue to act on any episode of sexual misconduct as vigorously and effectively as we can.
Official Messages from Yale University
President Levin's Letter to the Yale Community 6/15/12
Dean Mary Miller’s Letter to the Yale College Community 5/17/11
President Richard Levin's Letter to the Yale Community 4/15/11
Provost Peter Salovey's Letter to the Yale Community 4/7/11
Dean Mary Miller’s Letter to the Yale College Community 4/6/11
Dean Mary Miller’s Letter to the Yale College Community 4/1/11
Sexual Harassment Resources for Yale College Students
Includes information about working groups and reports of the past two years, notice of changes in Yale’s undergraduate regulations and an extensive listing of resources for any individual who may be affected by sexual misconduct on the Yale campus.