Reporting Options

Considering Your Options

At SHARE, we aim to help you make the choices that are best for you. Our staff can provide you with information about reporting options and are fully supportive of any decision you may make, including the decision not to report. Like so many other aspects of healing, there is no one right answer.  

If you do choose to make a report, you have a few different options. These options are not mutually exclusive and, depending upon your own goals and concerns, you may choose to take one or more of these forms of action. SHARE will help facilitate any action you wish to take; we can schedule and attend meetings, research specific questions, and generally support you through the process.

On this page you fill find an overview of your reporting options. To read about confidentiality and privacy related to these options, please click here.

Overview of Reporting Options:

SHARE can help you explore and weigh your options, but the final decision is yours.

Title IX Coordinators

University and Deputy Title IX Coordinators are identified as individuals who are available to consult with members of the community about their concerns and questions related to sex- or gender-based discrimination or sexual misconduct. By disclosing a concern to a Deputy Title IX Coordinator, they can help you review options, identify and implement supportive measures, and connect individuals with other campus resources. Disclosing a concern to a Deputy Title IX Coordinator is not the same as bringing a complaint with the University, and supportive measures may be requested without filing a complaint.

You may contact a coordinator by email or phone. Some community members prefer to contact the Deputy Title IX Coordinator that works directly with their school; others prefer to contact a Deputy Title IX Coordinator from another area of campus. Concerns can also be reported directly to the Title IX Office by filling out this form.

Faculty members, instructors, lecturers, teaching fellows, coaches, academic administrators, and others who have supervisory, advisory, or educational responsibility for Yale community members have Title IX reporting responsibilities. 

When consulted in their professional capacities, SHARE counselors, healthcare providers, and chaplains will not reveal any information you share without your explicit permission except in circumstances where there is an ongoing threat to your or another person’s health and safety. SHARE does not provide information or reports to the Title IX Coordinators.

For more information about the Title IX Coordinators, click here.

University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct

The University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (UWC) is designed to address allegations of sexual misconduct and is available to students, faculty and staff across the University according to the guidelines described in the Committee’s Procedures. SHARE can help set up and accompany you to  a meeting with the UWCor you can contact the UWC directly if you prefer. The Chair (Judith Krauss), and the Secretary (Aley Menon) and Associate Secretary (Anita Sharif-Hyder) are available for exploratory conversations about the process . You can send an email to any UWC member, or call their administrative line, to initiate a conversation.

The UWC procedures are somewhat technical, but they can be worth reading to get a better sense of how the committee operates. Of course, SHARE and/or UWC staff would be happy to give you those details in person or by phone too, and to answer any questions.

Yale Police Department

SHARE works closely with the Yale Police Department, particularly with the Sensitive Crimes and Support Coordinator who is dedicated to assisting with and investigating cases of sexual violence, harassment, assault, violence against women, and other crimes of sexual misconduct, including stalking, intimate partner violence, and workplace violence. The Yale Police Department is staffed with officers who have extensive training on crimes involving sexual misconduct. They are fully sworn police officers; everyone from the dispatchers and investigators to the Chief has received substantive training on investigating crimes of sexual and gendered violence. The YPD detectives want to hear from you; speaking with the YPD does not mean you are required to file any kind of complaint or report.  People wanting to file a police report often work with SHARE to do so. SHARE can set up the initial meeting with investigators and can accompany you through the process. You can also contact the YPD directly at 203-432-4400. In rare instances, the New Haven Police will have jurisdiction; the YPD will still remain a resource and will manage an effective transfer of the case.

You can talk to the police in an exploratory fashion, without being committed to pressing charges.