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Yale University

Undergraduate School

Mailing Address
133 Wall St
New Haven, Connecticut 06511
(203) 432-4771
School Information
"Since its founding in 1701, Yale has been dedicated to expanding and sharing knowledge, inspiring innovation, and preserving cultural and scientific information for future generations. Yale’s reach is both local and international. It partners with its hometown of New Haven, Connecticut to strengthen the city’s community and economy. And it engages with people and institutions across the globe in the quest to promote cultural understanding, improve the human condition, delve more deeply into the secrets of the universe, and train the next generation of world leaders." The university enrolls over 13,500 students, employs over 4,800 faculty, and offers numerous academic programs across its 17 divisions. (Source: (Source:
General Information
Yale University's president has committed to incorporating issues of race and racism into the academic curriculum, although he did not explain how Yale intends to achieve that. Additionally, the School of Music has taken steps to both implement mandatory anti-racism training, as well as recruit more faculty musicians of color. See developments below:

Actions Taken

Admissions Policies
  • On June 29, 2023, Yale's President issued a statement in response to the Supreme Court's ruling on race conscious admissions which reads in part as follows: "A whole-person admission review process that takes into account every aspect of an applicant’s background and experiences has enabled colleges and universities to admit the classes they need to realize their missions. Restricting this ability limits universities in opening their doors to students with the widest possible range of experiences. This is a detriment to everyone who benefits from the diversity of our campuses...Despite my strong disagreement with the Court’s decisions, I am committed to the rule of law. In the coming months, deans of admissions and other university leaders will review Yale’s admissions policies to ensure that Yale...[complies] with the law as interpreted by the Supreme Court."
Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • School of Music will be implementing mandatory anti-racism training.
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • University president said that the university will take steps to further incorporate issues of race and racism into the academic curriculum.
Disciplinary Measures
  • Yale's Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility provides a form to report "discrimination, harassment, and retaliation."
Program and Research Funding
  • “Faculty Resource Fund” created to engage more musicians of color.
  • On March 11, 2022, the Yale Department of Classics held an anti-racism reading group.
  • Yale School of Management has a new course on the “past and present of race, money, and equity in America.”
  • On January 27, 2023, NPR interviewed Phillip Atiba Goff, CEO of the Center for Policing Equity, chair of African American Studies and psychology professor at Yale University, in an article titled "In Memphis, people call for police reform after Tyre Nichols' killing." Mr. Goff stated, "in Ithaca - in Tompkins County, N.Y., in Saint Louis, Mo., in Berkeley, Calif., we're very happy to have encouraged local leaders to end low-level traffic enforcement by law enforcement and to stop sending police when there's a nonfatal accident."
  • Yale's West Campus published its "Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Action Plan 2022-2026" which includes the following initiatives: "Build on community dialogue sessions by convening regular planning meetings of the West Campus-wide Anti-Racism Working Group and "Host biannual gatherings led by the YWC Anti-Racism Working group to solicit ideas for events that bring the West Campus community together to celebrate diversity."
  • On June 15, 2020, Yale News published an article entitled "It’s never too early to talk with children about race" which poses the following question: "How should parents — white parents in particular — address issues of race and racism with their children?" According to Yarrow Dunham, assistant professor of psychology at Yale and director of the Social Cognitive Development Lab, "Many white parents are very uncomfortable talking about race. As a consequence, they do not put in the work to support the emergence of a structural or justice-minded understanding of racial disparities and of racism more generally. As white parents, we have an obligation to put in this work.”
  • On March 1, 2024, The College Fix reported in an article that Yale employs "roughly one administrator per undergrad, according to a College Fix analysis." The analysis shows that "[as] the university embraced new DEI efforts, the number of administrators and support staff increased by 13 percent, from 4,942 to 5,573, between 2013-14 and 2021-22." The article also reported that "the campus continued to grow DEI efforts after the university pledged $135 million for a diversity initiative in 2020 and moved forward with implementing DEI offices in schools across the campus in 2022."
Last updated March 26th, 2024
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