Resources for Dialogue, Support, Informal Resolution, and Investigation
The University offers a variety of resources that may be helpful in resolving an individual’s concerns by determining an appropriate and supportive course of action. Discrimination and Harassment Resource Coordinators, the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA), and the Title IX Coordinators specifically have been charged by the University with receiving and responding to concerns about discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under this Policy.
Discrimination and Harassment Resource Coordinators
Discrimination and Harassment Resource Coordinators (formerly “Deans’ Designees”) have been identified by the dean of each college and school as community members with the responsibility to receive concerns and offer advice and guidance related to diversity and inclusion, discrimination and harassment, retaliation, and equal opportunity. Discrimination and Harassment Resource Coordinators may also help facilitate informal resolution. This may be an individual’s best “first stop” in discussing a concern related to discrimination, harassment, or retaliation, particularly as Discrimination and Harassment Resource Coordinators will be knowledgeable about resources specific to their school or college.
Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA)
Any individual who would like to report a concern of discrimination, harassment and/or retaliation may contact the Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility (OIEA) and/or fill out this online form. OIEA staff are available to discuss concerns, University resources, and options for resolution, including informal resolution. Where appropriate, OIEA staff are also available to conduct investigations into complaints of discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation committed by faculty or staff members. Talking with someone at OIEA about a concern or making a complaint does not automatically launch an investigation. It can, however, be an important step to alerting the University about a concern and getting assistance to resolve it.
Title IX Coordinators
Title IX Coordinators are available to consult with members of the community about their concerns and questions related to sex- or gender-based discrimination or sexual misconduct. Coordinators can review options, identify supportive measures, and connect individuals with other campus resources, such as the SHARE Center or the Yale Police. Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools have each designated a senior administrator or faculty member as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator within your school or unit may be best able to help you. However, you may contact any of the Title IX Coordinators.