September 2nd, 2013 | University

Title IX advisory board for students formed

The University is forming a Title IX Student Advisory Board that will advise the University’s Title IX Steering Committee on ways to address sexual misconduct issues.

The committee will be composed of undergraduate representatives as well as graduate students, according to Yale College Council President Danny Avraham ’15. Candidates will be nominated through the YCC as well as other channels, such as the Women’s Center. The size of the committee and selection criteria still need to be determined.

Applications are currently open for sophomores, juniors and seniors. According to Tramonte, they would not be open to freshmen since first-years have not experienced Yale’s sexual climate yet. Tramonte said administrators approached the YCC with the idea in the middle of last week, and that the group was excited to be able to take part in the nomination process.

Applications to the advisory board are due September 20.