Diversity Statement

We are committed to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community that celebrates and emphasizes respect for individuals from all races, nationalities, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, backgrounds, socioeconomic statuses, religions, identities, abilities, and ideologies. Diversity is a core value that needs to guide departmental decisions and policies. We are dedicated to achieving a departmental community that:

  • Fosters a working and learning environment that shows respect for all individuals regardless of their background, career stage, or status.

  • Educates and trains all members of our department about how implicit and explicit biases affect decision making, and recognizes and addresses biased behavior.

  • Removes barriers to the recruitment, retention, and advancement of talented students, faculty, and staff from historically underrepresented populations.

  • Encourages open dialogue and builds a community of support amongst all students, staff, and faculty, where everyone can feel appreciated and valued for their unique experiences and contributions.

If you are interested in getting involved with our department’s continual efforts to Diversity and Inclusion, please contact our Director of Graduate Student Diversity and Climate, Pat Holland (patrick.holland@yale.edu).

Diversity and Climate Committee

Mission statement: Working to maintain a diverse and productive community of chemists in a respectful climate that fosters creativity and learning.

Support for Graduate Students at Yale

Campus support for graduate students

Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Dean’s Office, 1 Hillhouse Avenue

Office for Graduate Student Development & Diversity, 1 Hillhouse Avenue

OISS/International Center for Yale Students and Scholars

Title IX

Resource Office on Disabilities

Resources for Students to Address Discrimination and Harassment Concerns

Office for Equal Opportunity Programs

Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education (SHARE)

Health and wellbeing

Mental Health & Counseling, 203-432-0290

Career development

Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning

Office of Career Strategy

Ciencia PR

YCA - Yale Ciencia Academy

Diversity resources

National Mentoring Month and Resources