Undergraduate Student Resources & Organizations

The following are links to resources for LGBTQ and questioning members of the Yale community and their friends, allies and family members. Please contact us with any suggestions for organizations or resources that might be added to this list, or if you have needs or questions beyond the scope of these resources.

Institutional Resources | Academic Resources | Organizations | Other Resources

Academic Resources

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies
Yale’s LGBT Studies Committee regularly organizes scholarly lectures, conferences, film screenings and other events, and provides research grants, in addition to working with Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies to coordinate course offerings. Read more.
Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities
The Yale Research Initiative on the History of Sexualities is dedicated to fostering research and theoretical reflection on the history of sexualities, especially as they intersect with other axes of social difference and inequality.  It promotes inquiry into lesbian, gay, and transgender... Read more.
Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
The Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Program at Yale offers a variety of courses and an undergraduate major (BA). The Program establishes gender and sexuality as fundamental categories of social and cultural analysis. Drawing on history, literature, cultural studies, social science, and... Read more.

Institutional Resources

Chaplain's Office
The Yale University Chaplain's Office promotes discussion among Yale's diverse religious and spiritual groups and connects students to communities of faith in New Haven. The staff of the Chaplain's Office is available to speak with students regarding issues of religion, spirituality,... Read more.
Communication and Consent Educators (CCE)
The CCEs are a diverse and enthusiastic group of 49 sophomores, juniors, and seniors.  Each of them is part of a different set of communities: the group includes singing group members, athletes, musicians, fraternity and sorority members, feminist activists, YDN journalists, LGBTQ center... Read more.
Mental Heatlh and Counseling @ Yale Health
The Mental Health & Counseling Department is committed to caring for the psychological concerns of undergraduate, graduate, and professional school students. Care is provided by mental health professionals including psychiatrists, clinical psychologists, and clinical social workers.  Read more.
Office of LGBTQ Resources Trans* Resources Page
Find a comprehensive overview of trans* resources at Yale in this section of the the Office of LGBTQ Resources' website. Read more.
Peer Liaisons to the Office of LGBTQ Resources
The Peer Liaisons affiliated with the Office of LGBTQ Resources are juniors and seniors who personally understand many issues and challenges first-year students with LGBTQ identities face. First-years interested in learning more about LGBTQ life at Yale, questioning or struggling with issues of... Read more.
Sexual Harassment and Assault Resources & Education Center (SHARE)
SHARE is available to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students at Yale who are dealing with sexual misconduct of any kind. Students turn to us with a variety of concerns, large and small, and we assist in whatever way we can. Sometimes we have a one-time phone consultation. More... Read more.
Sexual Misconduct Response at Yale
Yale strives to be a community free of sexual misconduct, by promoting the essential values of respect and responsibility, providing education, and working with students, faculty, and staff — a community that is safe and supportive for all. Yale takes all complaints and accusations of sexual... Read more.
Spectrum Fellows
The Spectrum Fellows Program is a new initiative of the Yale Office of LGBTQ Resources aimed at making mentoring and programming resources available to all Yale students, including upperclassmen. Spectrum fellows provide personal, social, and academic support to Yale student through one-on-one... Read more.
Student Wellness
Student Wellness works to advance the health of the Yale student community by empowering students to make healthier choices. We achieve this mission through: Listening to the needs and concerns of the student community; Focusing on sexual health, stress management, healthy sleep and basic... Read more.
Walden Peer Counseling
Walden Peer Counseling is an anonymous and confidential hotline and walk-in peer counseling service staffed by Yale undergraduates. The hotline operates from 8pm to 8am every night, and the office is open for walk-ins from 8pm to 1am every night during the regular academic schedule and when classes... Read more.

Organizations

Black Queer Caucus, BSAY (Black Student Alliance at Yale)
As a student-run organization, BSAY is responsible for advocating for the students of Yale, taking political stands, and creating the sense of community necessary to untie students to work for positive change. Our strength comes from not only the collective struggle of our contemporaries but also... Read more.
LGBTQ Co-Op
The LGBTQ Student Cooperative (fondly known as the Co-op) is Yale’s all-inclusive umbrella student organization focused on LGBTQ and allied activism. The Co-op works to foster a sense of community among all LGBTQ-identified people on campus, serving a social function by bringing students... Read more.
Not-So-Straight Frosh
Not-So-Straight Frosh is a social group for LGBTQ first-year students that takes form each Fall. Contact an LGBTQ Peer Liaison or the LGBTQ Co-Op coordinators for more information, especially if you are interested in helping coordinate the group!
oSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
oSTEM is a national society dedicated to educating and fostering leadership for LGBTQA communities in the STEM fields.
PRISM
Weekly discussions are hosted by PRISM, a group founded by Yale undergrads to provide a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ people of color to meet and discuss issues pertaining to their identities and experiences. Its discussions and events are open to all in the Yale community.
Q Magazine
Yale's only LGBTQ-interest publication. Read more.
Queer + Asian
Yale Queer+Asian is an organization dedicated to creating a space for Asians and Asian Americans who identify within the LGBTQ spectrum. We hold discussions examining the intersections of Asian and queer identity, and also aim to create a supportive, safe community where students are able to... Read more.
Yale Sappho
Sappho
Yale Sappho is an organization for queer womyn at Yale of all different backgrounds and identities. Sappho is primarily a social group that will be hosting a variety of events throughout the school year including game nights, movie screenings, parties, and more formal discussions. Yale Sappho is... Read more.
Trans@Yale
A community for transgender, non-binary, and gender non-conforming people at Yale. Find regularly updated information navigating gender identity at Yale in Trans@Yale's student-authored and -maintained Survival Guide. Sign up for the Trans@Yale mailing list. Read more.
Yale AIDS Memorial Project
The Yale AIDS Memorial Project (YAMP) is an alumni-led initiative to honor and document the lives of hundreds of men and women from the University who perished during the AIDS epidemic. YAMP will pay homage to the deceased—students, faculty, and staff—by building a memorial website with... Read more.
Yale Women's Center
Located at 198 Elm Street, next to Durfee's, the Women's Center is a great resource for LBTQ and allied women and feminist GBT men. The Women's Center hosts many LGBTQ events throughout the year and supports a number of LGBTQ groups, including PRISM and Sappho. It's staffed all week... Read more.

Other Resources

Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition
The Connecticut TransAdvocacy Coalition (CTAC) mission is to improve, through Education, political and social Advocacy and Activism, societal attitudes and the law in order to achieve equal rights for the Trans and gender non-conforming individuals and communities. TransAdvocacy is a true... Read more.
Greater New Haven/Shoreline PFLAG
PFLAG (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) is a national educational, support and advocacy organization of family members and friends of LGBTQ individuals.
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New Haven Pride Center
The New Haven Pride Center is a community space and organization based in New Haven, CT, serving the needs of the LGBTQI community and its allies. The Center aims to provide education, social and support offerings.
True Colors Sexual Minority Youth and Family Services
True Colors is a Connecticut non-profit organization providing support, education and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth, adults and families, working with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual... Read more.