Title IX

NEW: October 15, 2019 - Yale Report on the 2019 AAU Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault and Misconduct

In February 2019, Yale conducted a survey of students’ experiences of sexual misconduct and their perceptions of the campus sexual climate. The confidential survey, organized by the Association of American Universities (AAU), was sent out to all Yale undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Thirty-two other colleges and universities also participated in the AAU survey this spring. The survey was a follow-up to the AAU’s 2015 campus sexual climate survey, in which Yale also participated. Westat, a nationally recognized research organization, administered the survey and conducted the initial data analysis. 

No person in the United States, on the basis of sex, shall be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

What is Title IX?

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

Yale University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex and gender. Yale provides many resources to students, faculty and staff to address concerns relating to discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in all aspects of the educational process, including in the areas of recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; sex-based harassment and misconduct; the needs of pregnant and parenting community members; discipline; and employment.

Who is responsible for ensuring Title IX compliance at Yale?

Stephanie Spangler, Deputy Provost for Health Affairs & Academic Integrity, is the University Title IX Coordinator.  Dr. Spangler oversees and provides leadership for the activities of the deputy Title IX coordinators, designated administrators and faculty who carry out investigations; coordinate resources; and faciliate interim measures, accommodations and remedies.  She also leads the university’s efforts in relation to campus climate, and oversees education and training campus-wide on sex discrimination and sexual misconduct.

Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the university’s Title IX Coordinator, Stephanie Spangler, at 203-432-4446 or titleix@yale.edu, 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: ocr.boston@ed.gov.