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Title "Chronicle of Higher Education, Title IX Tracker: Yale University "
Date Jan 10, 2019
Author Chronicle of Higher Education
External Link https://projects.chronicle.com/titleix/campus/Yale-University/
Abstract Collects documents from Department of Education OCR Title IX investigation. Campus Context: “Sexual assault gained attention on the campus when, in October 2010, male students pledging a fraternity repeated a sexually aggressive chant ("No means yes, yes means anal") outside Yale's Women's Center. The incident was recorded, posted to YouTube, and circulated among students. Yale has a long history of activism against sexual violence. A lawsuit involving the university more than a decade ago helped establish that victims of rape could be considered subjects of discrimination under Title IX. And in the late 1970s, five female students sued Yale in one of the first sexual-harassment cases to use Title IX, arguing that a university should have procedures for students to file formal reports of misconduct.
The institution has affirmed its commitment to victims of sexual assault, collected resources online, formed a campuswide committee, updated its policies and procedures, conducted climate surveys, suspended the fraternity responsible for the chant, and regularly released reports of allegations of sexual misconduct. In 2013, the Education Department hit Yale with one of the largest fines ever under the campus-crime-reporting law known as the Clery Act for failing to report forcible sex offenses on its campus more than a decade before. In 2014, a Yale graduate who had been accused of sexual assault as a student spoke publicly about how a “well-intended policy can produce disastrous consequences if it remains detached from the most basic elements of fairness and due process that form the foundation of our legal system.” In 2016, controversy erupted around the men's basketball team after its captain left the university, The New York Times reported, in connection with a sexual-misconduct investigation. Other players' gestures of support for the player, Jack Montague, angered students. The team later apologized in a statement for "the hurt we have caused" in visibly supporting Mr. Montague. He has sued Yale, alleging that his unfair expulsion "was Yale’s ticket to restoring its tarnished image.""
Source Chronicle of Higher Education


This Resource Relates To
case OCR investigation of Yale University (ED-CT-0004)

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