Yale statement on resolution of OCR Title IX complaint
June 15, 2012
The University is pleased that the Office of Civil Rights has closed its Title IX investigation without any finding of non-compliance by Yale. We are gratified that OCR has recognized Yale’s extensive efforts and ongoing commitment to prevent and address sexual misconduct.
We are pleased as well with the terms of our voluntary agreement. Over the past two years, the University has committed extensive resources toward improving its policies, procedures, practices, and services to provide an environment in which all students feel safe and well supported, and protected from sexual misconduct. Yale has sought to engage the entire community to combat sexual misconduct in a transparent, consistent, and comprehensive manner. Prior to the filing of the Title IX complaint, the University had begun implementing its University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct, an institution-wide disciplinary and grievance mechanism to address complaints of sexual misconduct. In addition, we have sought review of Yale’s climate by an outside “Blue Ribbon” panel, and we have developed new Web and other communications vehicles, streamlined administrative processes, introduced or enhanced education and training programs, and supplemented counseling and prevention resources.
For more information about sexual misconduct resources and responses at Yale, see: