An Open Letter to Yale University

We three, Anna McNeil, Ry Walker, and Ellie Singer, are all current undergraduate students at Yale University, and we have all experienced sexual assault and harassment at Yale’s all-male fraternities. We are not alone. We believe many female and non-binary students have been sexually assaulted, groped, grabbed, grinded up against, verbally harassed, leered at, and denied admission based on their appearance at Yale fraternities.

Yale University Plaintiffs
David Sanford Yale

As a first step, Yale must acknowledge this problem. We are therefore asking Yale students and alumni to speak up.

If you have experienced — or if you have witnessed someone else experiencing — sexual harassment or sexual assault at a Yale fraternity, please consider signing on to the following statement*:

“ I am a current Yale student or a Yale alumnus. I have witnessed or experienced sexual harassment or assault at a Yale fraternity, including such conduct as groping, grabbing, nonconsensual grinding, verbal sexual harassment, leering, denial of admission based on appearance, nonconsensual sexual activity, or rape. ”

* This open letter is not confidential. It will be presented to Yale University and may be referred to a Title IX coordinator. If you prefer to remain anonymous, please type “Anonymous” in the name field next to your class year.

Help Us Spread the Word

Signed,

  • Anna McNeil, 2020
  • Ry Walker, 2020
  • Ellie Singer, 2021
  • Gabriel Roy, 2021
  • Natalie Schultz-Henry, 2019
  • Arese Uwuoruya, 2020
  • Kelly Fu, 2019
  • Miranda Coombe, 2021
  • Abby Leonard, 2021
  • Madeline Bogert, 2019
  • Anonymous, 2019
  • Ko Lyn Cheang, 2021
  • Anonymous, 2021
  • Max Schlenker, 2020
  • Anonymous, 2021
  • Will McGrew, 2018
  • Sophia Krohn, 2020
  • Shreeya Singh, 2021
  • Anonymous, 2021
  • Alex Werrell, 2013, 2019
  • Sarah Sotomayor, 2021
  • Anonymous, 2020
  • Anonymous, 2020
  • Kelsang Dolma, 2019
  • Anonymous, 2022
  • Caroline Posner, 2018
  • Yani Fabre, 2020
  • Anonymous, 2019
  • Jim Huang, 2018
  • Anonymous, 2019
  • Abeyaz Amir, 2022
  • Nadia Grisaru, 2020
  • Anonymous, 2019
  • Naiya Speight-Leggett, 2019
  • Anonymous, 2022
  • Anonymous, 2021
  • Anonymous, 2022
  • Robert Newhouse, 2019
  • Susan Yassky, 2017
  • Sydney Raine Garick, 2018
  • Holly Geffs, 2018
  • Nia Jones, 2019
  • Anonymous, 2019
  • Anonymous, 2021
  • Casey J. Odesser, 2020
  • Crystal Nieves, 2021
  • Catherine Benoit, 2021
  • Anonymous, 2019
  • Jojo Attal, 2021
  • Anonymous, 2018
  • Jordan Farenhem, 2021
  • Maya Pasic, 2021
  • Chrysanthi Leon, 1999
  • Rina Lakhlani, 2021
  • Rabhya Mehrotra, 2022
  • Anonymous, 2019
  • Ada Griffin, 2021
  • Valentina Connell, 2020
  • Nia Whitmal, 2021
  • Athena Flint, 2021
  • Anonymous, 2022
  • Ella Fanger, 2021
  • Genevieve Esse, 2019
  • Anonymous, 2021
  • Anya Pertel, 2021
  • Arun Storrs, 2008
  • Emily Xu, 2021
  • Anna Lipin, 2018
  • Helen Price, 2018
  • Maya Juman, 2020
  • Anonymous, 2018
  • Jieun Yu, 2021
  • Mollie Johnson, 2018
  • Sarah Ngo Hamerling, 2019
  • Anonymous, 2021
  • Hannah Kazis-Taylor, 2019
  • Mariel Rosenberg, 2019
  • Anonymous
  • Lawrence Early, 2020
  • Elizabeth Brooks, 2020
  • Gray Golding, 2018
  • Nika Zarazvand, 2020
  • Brittany Clarke, 2020
  • Anonymous, 2015, 2019
  • Anya Meksin, 2004
  • Diego Fernandez-Pages, 2018
  • Lauren McNeel, 2018
  • Jessica Harris, 2008
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