The Yale College Dean’s Office division of freshman affairs is reviewing and improving the diversity and inclusion portions of freshman counselor training and freshman orientation.
Freshman counselor training is split into two segments, spring and fall, with the spring segment entirely dedicated to questions of identity and freshman belonging. This year we are incorporating feedback from the cultural center directors, the student engagement staff, the residential colleges, and the current freshman counselors.
The Freshman Orientation Committee meets year round to plan orientation. The group is scheduled to hear feedback from the the Intercultural Affairs Committee and the current freshman counselors early in the spring semester.
Conversations between university leaders and graduate and professional students are ongoing. We will identify and implement new and expanded programs for students, faculty, and staff in the spring term.
On February 1, 2016, Secretary and Vice President for Student Life Kim Goff-Crews announced the creation of a new website for Yale students that collects and organizes the university’s policies, procedures, and resources for reporting and resolving incidents of discrimination or harassment.