Yale releases 10th semi-annual report on complaints of sexual misconduct

Yale has released its report of complaints of sexual misconduct for the six-month period between Jan. 1 and June 30, 2016. This is the 10th semi-annual report, marking five years of informing the community about efforts to address sexual misconduct on campus.

“Like its predecessors, this report is intended to provide general information about the types of complaints that come to the university’s attention and the procedures and resources available to respond to those complaints, as well as to stimulate community engagement in initiatives to prevent sexual misconduct at Yale,” said Stephanie Spangler, Yale’s Title IX coordinator and deputy provost for health affairs and academic integrity, in a message to the campus community on Aug. 16.

This most recent report, posted here, presents information about 88 complaints of sexual misconduct brought to the attention of university officials between Jan. 1 and June 30, as well as updated information on certain complaints that were first presented in earlier semi-annual reports. Also included in the report is an aggregate statistical summary of complaints of sexual misconduct over the past five years.

“While the semi-annual reports have been quite effective in generating questions, observations, and suggestions about Yale’s policies and programs, the publication of Yale’s 2015 AAU Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Sexual Misconduct has proved to be an even more powerful stimulus for community engagement and action,” said Spangler. “It has been truly remarkable to see hundreds of students, faculty and staff come together in their local campus communities to explore the issues raised in the survey in greater depth and to move forward with plans to make meaningful culture change. I look forward to continuing to learn from and participate in these efforts.”

Those with questions or suggestions about the report or Yale’s programs and procedures to address sexual misconduct, should contact Spangler by email at titleix@yale.edu or by phone at 203-432-4446.

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