Doxing (or “doxxing”) is sourcing and collecting someone’s personal or private information and releasing it publicly and/or online. This and other forms of online abuse and harassment, such as cyberbullying and trolling, can be deeply upsetting and alarming, and they can cause intense emotional strain and mental health challenges. Yale has resources to help those who are experiencing online abuse and harassment.
How to get help
Personal and online safety
Responding to media inquiries
Students: Contact Mental Health and Counseling at Yale Health at (203) 432-0290 during business hours and for urgent concerns after hours.
Faculty, staff, and post-docs: Find information about Yale’s Employee Assistance Program at Yale Signature Benefits | It’s Your Yale.
Everyone: The Chaplain’s Office (Old Campus, Bingham Hall, Entryway D; 203-432-1128), Yale Religious Ministries; the Joseph Slifka Center for Jewish Life at Yale (203-432-9419); and Muslim Life at Yale (203-432-8753) are among the resources available to all members of our community.
- Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility
- Resources to address discrimination and harassment concerns
- SHARE (Sexual Harassment and Assault Response in Education). You can contact SHARE at 203-432-2000; it operates 24/7.
- Office of International Students and Scholars
- Guidance regarding free expression and peaceable assembly
- Title IX
- More university resources