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For Current Students

As you pursue your degree, please feel free to seek support and advice from Yale's many resources. We have many programs available to help you, including: 

  • the Transitions Program for newly entering students;
  • advising sessions, with the Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity (OGSDD) Senior Associate Dean or Assistant Dean or with trained graduate student fellows, to discuss your academic progress or other issues that concern you;
  • the Dean's Emerging Scholars Initiative, for students who want to pursue research or become active in issues of diversity and identity and who come from underrepresented or economically disadvantaged backgrounds, or who are first-generation college graduates or women in STEM fields; 
  • a 4-Tiered Mentoring Program, connecting graduate students with undergraduates, post-docs, and faculty;
  • Social Justice Workshops on contemporary issues such as racism, imposter syndrome, policing; diversity in the academy, and environmental injustice;
  • the Edward A. Bouchet Conference, an annual academic conference on diversity and higher education, named after the first self-identified African American to earn a doctorate from an American university. He earned his Ph.D. at Yale in 1876.

Please explore the wealth of Resources for Students elsewhere on our site. There you will find information on career support, professional development, research funding, and more.

Questions? Contact Us

We welcome you to reach out to us directly if you have questions or concerns. The deans of the Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity can be reached at ogsdd@yale.edu