Confidentiality and No Retaliation
Concerns raised with the OAPD Academic Professionalism and Leadership Team are treated with utmost discretion, and the confidentiality preferences of the individual making the report will be respected to the extent possible.
The OAPD Academic Professionalism and Leadership Team will explore with you the issue of confidentiality to ascertain your preferences and parameters. The team will honor your request for confidentiality, except in the event of potential criminal conduct and/or an immediate or ongoing threat to your safety or community safety. Where there is a request for confidentiality or a report is made anonymously, the OAPD Academic Professionalism and Leadership Team will attempt to address the concern, to the extent possible, given these constraints.
Anonymous reports will be investigated to the extent specific information is provided, but identification of the persons involved, and the unprofessional behaviors, will facilitate more effective action to correct the problem.
University policy prohibits retaliation against persons who, in good faith, report alleged violations of Yale policy or the law, or who provide information in connection with the investigation of these matters.
When investigating or attempting to resolve a professionalism concern, the OAPD Academic Professionalism and Leadership Team reinforces with faculty members that retaliation against complainants, reporters, or other individuals who provided information in connection with its investigation or resolution of a concern, is prohibited.
If you believe that you have been retaliated against for raising a concern with the OAPD Academic Professionalism and Leadership Team or for raising a concern through one of the University’s other complaint processes, you should notify the OAPD Academic Professionalism and Leadership Team, or the university office that handled your complaint, as soon as possible.