Yale Sexual Misconduct Reports Reach New High
The number of complaints of sexual misconduct at Yale University is at its highest level since the school started releasing semi-annual reports in 2011.
Yale started issuing the reports as part of a voluntary agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights.
The agreement followed a complaint alleging that a sexually hostile environment existed at Yale, and that the university had not responded in a prompt and adequate manner.
The latest report released this week includes 78 complaints that were brought to the university’s attention.
Among those complaints that cover the last half of 2015, more than a third were complaints of sexual assault or intimate partner violence. 60 percent of them were of sexual harassment or stalking.
Yale says there are two on-going criminal investigations tied to complaints in the latest report, no arrests have been made.
Some complaints listed in previous reports have led to arrests by the Yale Police Department.