Graduate & Professional Student Groups

The Yale School of Architecture

Yale National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (Yale NOMAS) The mission of the Yale National Organization of Minority Architecture Students (Yale NOMAS) is to champion diversity within the design profession by promoting the academic excellence, community engagement and professional development of its student members. Yale NOMAS chapter strives to foster greater inclusion, unity and representation of a plurality of voices at the YSoA by creating spaces and opportunities for peer-to-peer and alumni mentorship, increased cultural exposure to and engagement with a more variegated architectural discourse and meaningful partnerships within the architecture community.

Contact: Nomasyale@gmail.com

The Yale School of Drama

El Colectivo El Colectivo is Yale School of Drama’s pan-Latinx and Latin American affinity group. A collectively organized ensemble, El Colectivo is a dedicated space where Latinx, Latin American, and allied YSD members can engage Latinidad through each other, dramatic works featuring these voices and experiences, and community building across Yale, New Haven, and the theater field at large.

Contact: chantal.rodriguez@yale.edu 

The Yale Divinity School

The Yale Divinity Latino/a Association (YDLA) Yale Divinity Latinx Association seeks to create a space for students, faculty, and staff that fosters fellowship, encouragement and partnership within the Latinx community at YDS. YDLA is composed of anyone who self identifies as Latinx or who has close ties and connections with the Latinx community either through scholarship, parish ministry, or personal interest. YDLA offers the Latinx community a space and opportunity to raise their concerns, interests, and to begin conversations that pertain a wide variety of Latinx issues. YDLA also provides its members an opportunity to share and represent their community, culture, and interests with the rest of the YDS community.

Contact: Jeanne.peloso@yale.edu

The Yale School of the Environment

The Latin American Student Interest Group (LASIG) The Latin America SIG is a space for any YSE students that identify with the culture(s) of the region, are interested in the region and the issues it faces, or want to learn more about Latin America.

Contact: claudia.sanchezdelozada@yale.edu ; diego.angelhakim@yale.edu 

La Casa Cultural Julia De Burgos

Latinx Graduate Network (LGN) The goal of the Latinx Graduate Student Network is to bring together our diverse communities across graduate and professional schools in order to create a space where we can build community, build social and intellectual relationships, and build mutual support while representing the interests of Latinx students.

Contact: michelle.nearon@yale.edu ; denzil.streete@yale.edu 

The Yale Graduate School of Arts and Sciences 

Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity (OGSDD) The Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity (OGSDD) is firmly committed to building a supportive community in which graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds are empowered in their intellectual pursuits and professional goals. OGSDD was established with the knowledge that diversity among graduate students enhances the life of the entire scholarly community at Yale. OGSDD and the Graduate School recognize that a diverse student body is essential if the academy is to remain an engaged and relevant institution within its contemporary society. This office provides both thematic programming and individual advising for students across the disciplines as they move through their degree programs at Yale; this in turn creates a supportive community as well as essential opportunities for academic growth. Prospective applicants and current students are equally encouraged to visit or contact the office to learn more about the resources and mentoring that it provides.

The Law School of Law

Latino Law Students Association (LLSA) LLSA is dedicated to facilitating growth, community-building, and professional and academic development for all our members. In service of these broad goals, LLSA designs programming intended to provide opportunities to meet Latinx practitioners, activists, members of public service, academics, and others; to connect with our alumni network; and to create a political and cultural footprint at Yale Law School. LLSA strives to cultivate a culture of inclusion to help build a community of scholars, practitioners, and agents of change. LLSA seeks, first and foremost, to construct a space of engagement and a platform from which our members may launch successful careers with impact.

Contact: laura.piertrantoni@yale.edu 

Yale School of Management

Latin Leadership Association (LLA) The goal of the Latino Leadership Association (LLA) at the Yale School of Management (SOM) is to promote Latinx leadership for business and society. LLA seeks to harvest potential synergies with external groups in an effort to benefit both its membership and other organizations: collaborating with the National Society of Hispanic MBAs, building stronger relationships with Hispanic SOM Alumni, networking with corporate recruiters who are interested in Latinx MBAs, and increasing communication with other Hispanic organizations both on and off campus to discuss common issues and models of success.

The Yale School of Public Health 

Emerging Majority Students Association (EMSA) The Emerging Majority Students Association (EMSA) is committed to creating and fostering a sense of community among minority/underrepresented students

Contact: mayur.desai@yale.edu 

The Yale School of Nursing

Minority Student Nurses (MSN) MSN provides support, guidance, and community for nursing students belonging to underrepresented and marginalized populations. MSN contributes to the enrichment of students through providing professional development opportunities for minority students, and giving voice to issues affecting the student body, faculty, and staff. In collaboration with other campus organizations, MSN aims to increase diversity and create safe spaces within the student body, as well as among faculty and staff.
Contact: raven.rodriguez@yale.edu

The Yale School of Medicine

Student National Medical Association/ Latino National Medical Association (SNMA/LMSA) The Student National Medical Association (SNMA) is committed to supporting current and future underrepresented minority medical students, addressing the needs of underserved communities, and increasing the number of clinically excellent, culturally competent and socially conscious physicians.The Latino National Medical Association unites and empowers medical students through service, mentorship and education to advocate for the health of the Latino community.

Contact: yalesnl@gmail.com