Support for faculty, staff, and students

June 11, 2020

In the last two weeks, our attention has been focused not only on an epidemic that disproportionality impacts people of color, but also on the continuing legacy of discrimination and violence in the United States; the killing of George Floyd has focused our attention again on injustices experienced daily in our nation, particularly by black people.  Many members of the Yale community are engaged in protests, advocacy, and research and teaching against anti-Black violence and racism.  On Friday, June 12, at 6pm you are invited to join an online interfaith vigil, hosted by the Chaplain’s Office together with spiritual, religious, and cultural groups, to listen, share, reflect, and activate change.  Pre-registration is required.

These are hard days for many of us. If you are experiencing stress, grief, and loss, and need assistance, there are university resources available to support you.  These include: Student Mental Health & Counseling; Employee Assistance Program for faculty and staff (Counseling and Support Services); Chaplain’s Office; and supervisors, deans, heads of college, or other advisors. 

If you have experienced or have any concerns about discrimination and harassment at Yale, students can contact deans’ designees.  Staff and faculty, and students too, can reach out to the Office of Institutional Equity and Access.