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Title IX & Equal Opportunity Office

Yale University is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex or gender. Yale provides many resources to students, faculty, and staff to address concerns relating to discrimination on the basis of sex or gender in all aspects of the educational process.

For more information on Title IX at Yale University, please visit the Office of the Provost Title IX site.

Title IX Coordinators

  • University Title IX Coordinator

    Associate Vice President for Institutional Equity, Accessibility, and Belonging and University Title IX Coordinator

    Elizabeth Conklin, J.D., joined Yale University in the inaugural role of associate vice president for Institutional Equity, Access, and Belonging in September 2020. In this role, she works closely with other leaders across the university to support institutional equity and accessibility, and to guide strategy and initiatives that create a culture of belonging. Elizabeth oversees the Office of Institutional Equity and Access (OIEA), Student Accessibility Services (SAS), and the Office of LGBTQ Resources. Since January 2022, Elizabeth also serves as the University Title IX Coordinator and oversees the Title IX Office, providing leadership and oversight for Yale’s Title IX programs and staff. Elizabeth’s work focuses on ensuring appropriate response to incidents of discrimination and harassment as well as training for university community members on responding to discrimination and harassment and creating a culture that prevents such behaviors.  Prior to joining Yale, Elizabeth worked at UConn for ten years, including serving for nearly nine years as Associate Vice President for the Office of Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator and ADA Coordinator. Before her time in higher education administration, Elizabeth was an associate attorney with a midsize Hartford law firm practicing labor and employment law. Elizabeth earned her law degree from the University of Oregon School of Law, and she is a cum laude graduate of the University of Connecticut, where she earned a bachelor’s degree with an independent double major in Political Science and Peace Studies.
  • Deputy School of Medicine Title IX Coordinator

    Professor of Psychiatry; Associate Dean for Gender Equity, Yale School of Medicine; Director, Office for Women in Medicine and Science, Yale School of Medicine; Deputy Chair for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Psychiatry; Director, Program Evaluation and Child Trauma Research at The Consultation Center

    Cindy A. Crusto, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry (Psychology Section), Yale University School of Medicine, is Associate Dean for Gender Equity and Director of the Office for Women in Medicine and Science and the Director of Program Evaluation and Child Trauma Research at The Consultation Center.Dr. Crusto has more than 20 years of experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating preventive interventions in schools and community agencies. She also has extensive experience providing training and technical assistance to schools and to community-based organizations on the evaluation of prevention programs. She is interested in culturally relevant interventions for children from racial/ethnic minority and low-income backgrounds and in school-based behavioral health services. Dr. Crusto's research examines the impact of family violence on children and the ecological influences on child and family well-being, and includes rigorous evaluations of community-based initiatives involving substance use and violence prevention, and the promotion of school readiness. Dr. Crusto earned a B.A. in psychology from Vassar College, an M.A. in clinical-community psychology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and a Ph.D. in clinical-community psychology from the University of South Carolina. She completed pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships in clinical-community psychology at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.
  • Deputy School of Medicine Title IX Coordinator

    Assistant Professor; Director of Professional Standards, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine

    Jessica Wilen, Ph.D., LCSW is an Assistant Professor at the Yale Child Study Center.  She manages the Viola W. Bernard Fund for Innovation in Mental Health Care, focused on promoting health equity and access for vulnerable children and their families.  Dr. Wilen also serves as the inaugural Director of Professional Standards for the School of Medicine.  In this role, she is responsible for fostering a shared community vision of professionalism, overseeing processes and mechanisms for reporting and resolving professionalism concerns (including investigations, climate assessments, and 360 evaluations), and mediating faculty disputes. Dr. Wilen previously served as the Assistant Dean of Students at Washington University in St. Louis, where she created and managed the University’s behavioral intervention team and case management services for students of concern.  She was also responsible for a number of high-level initiatives focused on cultivating an inclusive climate, including leading university-wide task forces on diversity & inclusion and sexual misconduct, creating and launching a campus-wide reporting system for discriminatory harassment, and creating gender-inclusive policies. She has prior experience as an organizational consultant, psychotherapist, and mediator.  Dr. Wilen maintains a private leadership coaching and consulting practice focused on the unique needs of working parents.
  • Deputy School of Medicine Title IX Coordinator

    Deputy Dean and Chief Diversity Officer and Associate Professor of Internal Medicine (General Medicine); Title IX Deputy Coordinator, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine; Discrimination and Harassment Coordinator, Office of the President

    Dr. Latimore is Yale School of Medicine’s first deputy dean for diversity and inclusion and its first chief diversity officer. He is devoted to increasing diversity within medical and academic spaces and to improving the climate of Yale School of Medicine’s learning and working environments. He is responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive strategic plan for furthering diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) at the school, which includes a focus on recruitment and retention of faculty and students from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in science and medicine.In his role, he has implemented a comprehensive program to improve faculty diversity and retention that focuses on policies, programs, and building community. He also oversees programs that support the outreach, recruitment, success, and retention of YSM students and postdoctoral fellows. He is co-chair of the YSM Program for Art in Public Spaces, which has commissioned new works of art featuring diverse YSM leaders and has hosted public exhibits that feature artwork by and about members of the YSM community.Dr. Latimore joined Yale in 2017 from the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, where he was associate dean for student and resident diversity. After obtaining his medical degree at University of California, Davis School of Medicine and completing his residency in internal medicine at University of California, Davis Medical Center, he worked as a physician specializing in HIV care with The Permanente Medical Group in South Sacramento, CA where he also trained medical students and residents. His transition to academic medicine began with his appointment as associate program director for the UC Davis internal medicine residency program followed by his appointment as the inaugural director of medical student diversity at UC Davis in 2008.

Equal Opportunity Office

The Director of the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs oversees the University's affirmative action programs and monitors compliance with policies and laws which ensure equal opportunity for students, employees and applicants for employment or admission.

Any student, employee, or applicant for programs or employment at Yale who is concerned about affirmative action, equal opportunity, sexual harassment, racial harassment, or fairness in admissions or employment at Yale, either in a general sense or with respect to his or her own situation, is encouraged to contact the Office for Equal Opportunity Programs.

View the full Office for Equal Opportunity Programs website