Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance.

The University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex. Yale provides many resources to students, faculty and staff to address concerns relating to discrimination on the basis of sex, which includes sexual misconduct.

Stephanie Spangler, Deputy Provost for Health Affairs & Academic Integrity, oversees and provides leadership for the activities of the Title IX coordinators, the administrators who carry out investigations, compliance-related responsibilities and reporting.  She also leads the University’s efforts in relation to campus climate and gender, and oversees education and training campus-wide on sex discrimination and sexual misconduct.

Title IX coordinator responsibilities

Yale College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the professional schools have each designated a senior administrator or faculty member as Deputy Title IX Coordinator. Additionally, Valarie Stanley, director of the University’s Office for Equal Opportunity Programs, serves as the University’s Senior Deputy Title IX coordinator for employees (including both staff members and faculty).  All coordinators report to Deputy Provost Spangler. Their responsibilities include:

  • Tracking and monitoring incidents, including sex discrimination and sexual misconduct
  • Ensuring that the University responds effectively to each complaint; and
  • Where appropriate, conducting investigations of particular situations.

Coordinators are knowledgeable about, and will provide information on, all options for complaint resolution. They also work closely with the Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education Center (SHARE), the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (UWC) and the Yale Police Department (YPD).

Together, the coordinators play an integral role in carrying out the University’s commitment to provide a positive learning, teaching and working environment for the entire community.

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