Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion helps to assure that all members of the School’s community can contribute meaningfully and authentically to a sustainable future. To cultivate a sense of Belonging, the Office supports programming that has taken the forms of festivities celebrating holidays from around the world, provocative panel discussions that examine the intersections of environmental and societal issues, and high-spirited events that foster the expansion of professional networks, among others. The Office of DEI also facilitates training sessions aimed at minimizing the kinds of interpersonal interactions that tend to inhibit learning, scholarship, and professional practice.  Such activities have included, for example, the following:

  • trainings about pronouns and gender identities,
  • Lunar New Year celebrations,
  • career-path discussions with students and faculty of color, and
  • hosting renowned guest speakers.

Newcomers to the School are provided with resources that enable them to build community and find culturally appropriate goods and services at Yale and throughout the New Haven area. In collaboration with colleagues from across the University, members of the DEI team promote civil discourse throughout the School’s spaces and activities. The Office may be contacted at yse.dei@yale.edu.