“…as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on account of that individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a protected veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.”
As a philosophy student at Yale, you are protected by departmental, university, and federal policies. These policies ensure your right to professional and equitable educational environment.
Yale Philosophy Department
In 2013, faculty and graduate students voted to ratify the Faculty and Graduate Student Responsibilities document.
Yale faculty and staff are bound by the Standards of Business Conduct.
Sexual and Gender Discrimination at Yale
Under the federal Title IX mandate, universities must protect you from sexual discrimination.
Official complaints are heard by the University Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct, or UWC. You can find out who sits on the UWC. A member of our community, Michael Della Rocca, formerly chaired the UWC and still sits on it.
If you are a victim of sexual misconduct, start here.
If you believe you have learned about sexual misconduct or discrimination at Yale, you may be required to contact a Title IX coordinator about it. Here is some general information on contacting a Title IX coordinator, and here is some information specifically for faculty and TAs .
Racial and Ethnic Discrimination at Yale
Under the federal Title VI mandate, universities must protect you from racial discrimination.
Students who feel that this policy has been breached may file a complaint under the President’s Procedure for Addressing Students’ Complaints of Racial or Ethnic Harassment. For more information, students can contact Valerie Stanley at the Office for Equal Opportunity.
Other Forms of Discrimination at Yale
By federal law, Yale may not discriminate based on a student’s membership in a protected category. Students who feel that this policy has been breached may file a complaint under the Provost’s Procedure for Student Complaints. For more information, students can contact Valerie Stanley at the Office for Equal Opportunity.
Other Relevant Offices at Yale