Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences

Policies and Regulations

Student Grievances

There are four grievance procedures available to graduate students: the Graduate School Procedure for Student Complaints, the Provost’s Procedure for Student Complaints, the University-Wide Committee on Sexual Misconduct (UWC), and the President’s Procedure for Addressing Students’ Complaints of Racial or Ethnic Harassment. A student may use no more than one of these procedures for redress of any single complaint. Graduate students who have concerns regarding the issue of sexual misconduct may discuss them with Dean Pamela Schirmeister, who serves as the Title IX coordinator for Yale College and the Graduate School.

The Dean of the Graduate School appoints several committees each year comprised of administrators, faculty and students to review student grievances.

Dean’s Advisory Committee on Student Grievances

For the 2013-2014 academic year, this committee is comprised of the following members:

Beatrice Monica Bowen, PhD student, Genetics
Joshua Braver, PhD student, Political Science
Kyle Skinner, PhD student, Italian
Alan Gerber, professor, Political Science
William Konigsberg, professor, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry
Caleb Smith, professor of English
Pamela Schirmeister, associate dean, Graduate School
Richard Sleight, associate dean, Graduate School

Graduate School Executive Committee

For the 2011-2012 academic year, this committee is comprised of the following members:

Bryan Garsten, professor of Political Science
Jay Humphrey, professor of Biomedical Engineering
Phillip McCown, ex officio, doctoral candidate, Molecular, Cellular,
      & Developmental Biology
Susan Rose-Ackerman, the Henry R. Luce Professor of Law
      & Political Science
Pamela Schirmeister, associate dean, Graduate School
Stuart Schwartz, professor of History
Sun-Joo Shin, professor of Philosophy
Richard Sleight, associate dean, Graduate School
Andrea Stavoe, ex officio, doctoral candidate, Cell Biology
Peter Tattersall, professor of Genetics
Lucas Thompson, doctoral candidate, Political Science
Jan van Treeck, doctoral candidate, Germanic Languages & Literatures
Erica Westerman, doctoral candidate, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology