This policy change came two months after the Washington Post article. The article says she was pressured by Yale administrators to withdraw after the university learned of her mental health problems and was forced to reapply to be admitted again.
“What if Yale finds out?”
The article, based on the testimony of more than 25 current and former students, shows that the university, with its $41.4 billion endowment, is committed to inadequate services and punitive policies for people in crisis. He said he was troubled.
After the article was published, alumni and faculty alerted Yale administrators and demanded changes. In November, current and former students filed a lawsuit alleging that the school systematically discriminated against students with mental illness and forced them to leave.
In an email to students, Lewis wrote that the change was made after “listening to current and former students and collaborating with colleagues across the university,” adding that he “has shared his experiences with his past and colleagues.” I am grateful to the many current students.
In his letter, he addressed all students at risk, stating, “These revised policies will ease concerns about student status and help you (and those who support you) I hope that you will be able to concentrate on that.
In the past, many students who committed suicide or had mental health problems said Yale officials forced them to drop out, sometimes while in hospital. Such a person had to leave the campus within 72 hours and was effectively barred from re-entering the campus without the express permission of the dean.
In an interview with The Post, several students who relied on Yale health insurance said they were unable to get treatment and health care when they needed it most.
Policy changes announced Wednesday reversed almost all of those practices.
By allowing students in crisis to take a leave of absence rather than expulsion, university officials say they will continue to have access to health insurance through Yale. They can continue to work as student staff, meet career advisors, access campus, and use library resources.
In recent weeks, students and psychiatric advocates have questioned why Yale will not allow students in psychiatric crisis to reduce class sizes. can now be reduced to
In the past, expelled students had to submit an application for reinstatement. This included a letter of recommendation and evidence that he had been “constructively busy” during his leave of absence. Under the new policy, students returning from medical leave will include a letter from their doctor and a personal statement explaining why they left, the treatment they received, and why they feel ready to return. Submit a simple request for reinstatement.
University online policy clarifies that it still retains the right to impose involuntary medical leave on students if there is a “significant risk to the health and safety of the student or the health and safety of others” I made it