University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct

The University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (UWC) is designed to address allegations of sexual misconduct of every kind and is available to students, faculty and staff across the University according to the guidelines described in the Committee’s procedures. The Committee provides an accessible, representative and trained body to answer informal inquiries and fairly and expeditiously address formal and informal complaints of sexual misconduct.  The Committee consists of students, faculty and administrative members drawn from throughout the University.  The Committee is chaired by David Post, Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.  The UWC phone number is 203-432-4449.

Any person who believes he or she may have been subjected to sexual misconduct is encouraged to contact the SHARE Center (203-432-2000), the Yale Police Department (203-432-4400), or the New Haven Police Department (203-946-6316). The University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct is neither designed nor trained to handle emergencies.  For detailed information on all of Yale’s services, resources, and mechanisms for victims of sexual misconduct, please consult the Sexual Misconduct Response website.

Please see the Related Information menu on the right-hand sidebar to access contact information of the UWC members or to view the UWC procedures and other important resources.

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. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, Stephanie Spangler, at 203.432.4446 or, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: