The Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life supports the governance of Yale University, provides strategic direction for student life, and oversees major institutional events and services.

The office facilitates the meetings, retreats, elections, and projects of the Yale Corporation, the policy-making board of Yale University, and also provides support for the University Council, an advisory body to the president.

In collaboration with faculty, administration, staff, and student leaders from across the university, the Office of the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life crafts the vision for student life that affects all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students at Yale.

The office coordinates all major ceremonies at the university, including Baccalaureate, Commencement, Freshman Assembly, Veterans Day, and other special events.

The Office of the Secretary processes all university diplomas and letters of introduction, and manages the awarding of Honorary Degrees and prizes (departmental, academic, college, and athletic). Finally, the office is responsible for overseeing the academic calendar, annual reports, and registration for non-undergraduate organizations.

Kimberly M. Goff-Crews is the secretary and vice president for student life, a position she has held since August 2012.


November 30, 2017
Twenty students joined Secretary Goff-Crews and Michael Warren ’90 for a University Tea to discuss Mr. Warren’s experiences serving in the Obama administration and in...
November 22, 2017
From YaleNews At the 77th Assembly of the Association of Yale Alumni (AYA) and the Yale Alumni Fund Convocation Kimberly Goff-Crews, university secretary and vice president...
November 3, 2017
On Friday, November 3, Philippe Costeletos ’87 joined Secretary and Vice President for Student Life Kimberly Goff-Crews and students for a tea sponsored by Yale Well. A...