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 Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies (F&ES) is committed to providing an environment that is rooted in mutual respect and free from sexual misconduct of any type. Together our community takes responsibility for its institutional culture and strives to create a place where all individuals feel safe and supported.
Sexual misconduct incorporates a range of behaviors including sexual assault, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, voyeurism, and any other conduct of sexual nature that is nonconsensual or has the purpose or effect of threatening, intimidating, or coercing a person. Also see Yale Sexual Misconduct Policies and Related Definitions.
Whether a survivor, a respondent, or a witness, there are University resources available to help. These offices and staff work closely together to support the needs and well-being of our community members:
Faculty members, instructors, lecturers, teaching fellows/assistants, coaches, academic administrators (deans, lead administrators, etc.), and others who have an official supervisory or educational role over Yale students (undergraduate, graduate, and professional), including communication and consent educators, pre-orientation leaders, tutors, and proctors, are considered mandatory reporters. More information on being a mandatory reporter and the role’s expectations can be found on the Yale's Procedures for Individuals with Reporting Responsibilities page, and the Guidance and FAQs for Individuals with Reporting Responsibilities document.
F&ES encourages all members of the community to seek assistance for any incident that involves sexual misconduct. There are three options for reporting at F&ES – anonymous, informal and formal. These three options ensure that the individual sharing their experience can select a reporting path best suited to their particular situation.