Responding to Racism

Moved by the historic context of racism in the United States and the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and other Black Americans, the Yale West Campus community came together in 2020 to voice its pain, frustrations, concerns, and our hopes and aspirations. Tackling racism and inequality are matters of priority for our campus - addressing them a key component of our work to build a community that values everyone.

A Plan for West Campus

The West Campus has come together as a community of students, faculty, and staff to guide the actions and outcomes of this DEIB plan. Based on shared testimonies and ideas, our focus is on increasing community access and strengthening campus connections among all the units that belong here. Some of our recent steps are described in this infograhpic.

Get Support

Every member of our community should have the opportunity to feel safe, supported, and seen. Yale has multiple resources for students, faculty, and staff who need guidance, assistance, or information; or who want to discuss or report an incident of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct.

Resource Library

What is racism? What can I do about it? How can I be an ally? As a starting point, we have begun to assemble a ‘library’ of books and materials about antiracist concepts, techniques, and best practices. Some of these books are available to the West Campus Community. Please get in touch to request a specifc text, or to suggest an addition to help grow our library.

Contact and Feedback

Continued progress to build and strengthen a workplace culture that is truly inclusive requires your ideas! We value your input and ideas on any aspect of our shared work. Please get in touch to share your thoughts on the kind of culture you want to create at West Campus.