What is F&ES Doing to Support Diversity and Inclusion?
On Campus Events
The EQUID committee puts on frequent events throughout the school year to both encourage discussion and educate community members on topics of equity, diversity and inclusion both within Yale FES, and the world at large. Past events have included a Dia De Los Muertos altar construction, a Black Lives Matter discussion and a training program with the Center for Whole Communities.
Student members of the EQUID committee hold peer support sessions at F&ES as an opportunity to talk one on one with committee members about issues of equity diversity and inclusion on campus. This program is not formal counseling and students in need of counseling should reach out to Yale’s mental health services.
The James and Mary Pinchot Fellowship
The Pinchot Fellowship was created with the intention of bringing diverse emerging scholars and early-career faculty. Nearly 200 applications were received for the Fellowship. We are delighted to be welcoming two Pinchot Fellows to campus next fall. Read about them here.
ELM - Environmental Leadership Mentoring
The ELM program connects current students to our alumni for career mentoring, and has been working to connect alumni of color to current students of color.
F&ES is pleased to offer a number of scholarships, including full scholarships for alumni of the Posse Foundation.
F&ES is working on various community projects to make the resources at our School available to the broader New Haven community. Projects include collaborations with the Peabody Museum’s Evolutions Program and an annual event called Green Careers, Women Leaders, which connects young women from local public schools to mentors at F&ES.
Students from the EQUID team are also working with the Yale Environmental Review to do environmental education outreach in New Haven public high schools.