Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Yale School of the Environment is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all students, staff, and faculty.

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    Our diverse perspectives shape the way we approach environmental work. Thus, we aim to foster a school environment that supports all individuals to increase our collective learning, awareness, and empathy. In this way, Yale School of the Environment strives to promote leadership at the School and in communities around the world for a more sustainable future for all people and the planet.

    YSE Admissions’ Commitment to Diversity

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    Key Programs

    New Horizons in Conservation Conference
    The annual New Horizons in Conservation convenings are an opportunity to understand the status of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the conservation field and assess critical gaps.

    Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program

    The Doris Duke Conservation Scholars Program (DDCSP) is a two-summer opportunity for undergraduates who are traditionally underrepresented in the conservation field and who are interested in careers in the sector.

    Environmental Fellows Program

    The Environmental Fellows Program (EFP) is a 12-week summer fellowship opportunity that seeks to diversify the environmental field by cultivating the career aspirations of master’s and doctoral students from historically underrepresented groups.