How are students involved in the current system, and how is Yale working to get more students involved?

Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are appointed as members of the UWC and sit on formal hearing panels reviewing student complaints. The undergraduate Communication and Consent Educators, who conduct a substantial amount of prevention and education work in Yale College, along with the members of the Yale Women’s Center, provide ongoing insight and feedback to the Dean of Yale College and the University Title IX Coordinator. Climate assessments conducted in the spring of 2011 and the fall of 2012 focused on student experiences (including graduate and professional students), and those findings have served to guide the University’s efforts. Yale continues to look for ways that students can formally and informally participate in the work of responding to and ultimately eradicating sexual misconduct on our campus.