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Yale releases 11th semi-annual report on complaints of sexual misconduct

Yale has released its report of complaints of sexual misconduct for the six-month period between July 1 and Dec. 31, 2016. The report, the 11th issued since January 2012, seeks to inform the community about efforts to address sexual misconduct on campus.

“Like previous semi-annual reports, the report is designed to raise community awareness about the types of complaints that come to the university’s attention and the procedures and resources that are in place to respond to those complaints,” said Stephanie Spangler, Yale’s Title IX coordinator and deputy provost for health affairs and academic integrity, in a message to the campus community on Feb. 15.

“I am hopeful that, like its predecessors, the report will also stimulate productive community conversation about ways that we can both address and prevent sexual misconduct on Yale’s campus,” she added.

The most recent report, posted here, presents information about 81 complaints of sexual misconduct brought to the attention of the University-Wide Committee, the Title IX Coordinators, and the Yale Police Department in the last half of 2016. It also includes updated information on three complaints that were first presented in earlier semi-annual reports, and offers a statistical summary of complaints of sexual misconduct since the reports began.

“[T]he engagement of the Yale community in initiatives to eliminate sexual misconduct and make enduring culture change has steadily increased over the past years,” said Spangler. In recent years. For example, a new bystander intervention workshop addressing the dynamics and patterns of academic and social life in the graduate and professional schools has been presented in numerous departments and schools across campus.

She also offered her “deepest thanks to those individuals who guide and support the university’s programs and procedures to address sexual misconduct and to the extraordinary number of individuals across our campus who are working together to make Yale a better place.”

Those with questions or suggestions about the report or Yale’s programs and procedures to address sexual misconduct, should contact Spangler by email at titleix@yale.edu or by phone at 203-432-4446.

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