healthyU ”fosters health in the Yale community by providing a support network for those trying to improve health, stay healthy, or share insights about health. healthyU holds weekly workshops for health-promoting activities and health instruction.”
Join Seth Wallace and Kacei Conyers for an ongoing discussion on gender identity, sponsored by the Office of LGBTQ Resources. Beyond the Binary is a safe space for conversations on life and well-being for those who identify as transgender, agender, dual gender, genderqueer, gender questioning or otherwise. Snacks are provided.
Mind Matters is a student organization that works to create an open dialogue about mental health in the community, particularly by hosting guest speakers, arranging study breaks, screening films, and circulating newsletters. Student members advocate for positive mental health at Yale, working with peer liaisons and the Yale College Council to reduce the stigma associated with mental health and to educate students about the resources available to them.
InspireYale is the Yale chapter of InspireU. Through web-based and social projects, InspireYale works to “promote happiness and drive positive social change for Yale’s campus and the New Haven community.”
Flourish: An Undergraduate Journal for the Interdisciplinary Study of Human Flourishing is a joint effort between Psi Chi and the Yale Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Human Flourishing. Using both humanities and scientific research-based approaches to address the topics of happiness, human flourishing, and the good life, the journal serves as a forum for conversations on different aspects of human well-being. Flourish also hosts a speaker series with Yale professors whose work is related to human flourishing.
The CCEs are a group of undergraduate students who work to foster a positive sexual and social climate at Yale. Directed by the Office of Gender and Campus Culture in the Yale College Dean’s Office, CCEs conduct trainings, spark conversations, and collaborate with student groups to ensure that mutual respect, and mindfulness are standard campus practice.
The Coalition for Mental Health & Wellbeing is a union of student organizations committed to positive mental health and well-being at Yale. In open monthly meetings, Coalition members plan joint initiatives, such as Mental Health and Wellness Weekend, aimed at enhancing the well-being of the student body. The Coalition’s Steering Committee advocates for mental health and well-being at Yale, liaises with Yale health professionals and Yale administrators, and serves on the Yale College Mental Health & Counseling Advisory Committee.
The Chaplaincy Fellows are a core group of students throughout the residential college system who help engender an ethos of reflection, non-judgmental conversation, and respectful curiosity of divergent worldviews. With the guidance of the staff of the Chaplain’s Office, Chaplaincy Fellows are empowered to facilitate conversations rooted in life’s big questions around meaning, purpose, authentic success, and happiness.