Yale Centers and Offices

Student Life and Services

  • Poorvu Center: Academic Strategies Program: The flagship program of the Yale Office of Educational Opportunity, part of both the Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning and Yale College, that help students learn how to navigate the “hidden curriculum” of Yale–the invisible set of underlying assumptions and expectations about how to do well as a student that are implicitly embedded in Yale’s culture and are not taught in the classroom. By becoming aware of these implicit cultural-academic norms, students become empowered to take a new and more active kind of ownership over their own academic choices, and ultimately, to get the most out of their academic experience, no matter who they are or where they are in their educational journey.
  • Places to Study: Yale Library offers a variety of spaces for group study, meetings, classes and presentations, some of which require advance reservations.
  • Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity: Source for research, advocacy and resources to help those with dyslexia reach their full potential. The Center also performs dyslexia evaluations on students currently enrolled at Yale.
  • Student Life and Diversity: University-wide initiatives to foster a more diverse, inclusive, and welcoming campus.
  • Student Mental Health: Yale Health Mental Health & Counseling provides free, confidential mental health treatment to members of the Yale student community, including individual therapy, group therapy, and medication consultations and management.
  • The Good Life Center: Space for wellness-related student meet-ups, student-run wellness study breaks, and peer-to-peer support; free well-being programming, including physical and mental health education; teaching and coaching regarding healthy habits, coping mechanisms, resilience training, and mindfulness-based stress reduction.
  • Yale Well: Information about resources and services for wellness at Yale, including opportunities for physical activity, spiritual and religious practice, participation in student organizations, peer-to-peer counseling, and more.
  • Title IX at Yale: The Title IX Office consults with members of the community about their concerns and questions related to sex- and gender-based discrimination. The Office also works with pregnant and parenting individuals to provide needed accommodations and to respond to instances of discrimination.
  • Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education (SHARE): SHARE provides crisis support, advocacy, and referral to on-going care for all members of the Yale community who are dealing with sexual misconduct of any kind, including individuals who are dealing with both current/recent and past experiences, those who may experience something indirectly, and individuals who may have concerns about their own behavior.
  • Yale College Community Care (YC³): Short-term mental health and wellness services to Yale undergraduates, including individual and group opportunities.


  • Language Courses: The Center for Language Study (CLS) offers language tutoring for Yale students.  Undergraduate students enrolled in language classes during the academic year can request free one-on-one tutoring with a CLS Tutor. Any Yale student—whether undergraduate, graduate, or professional—can attend free weekly American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish tutoring drop-in sessions.
  • STEM Courses: Information from the Poorvu Center regarding Course-Based Peer Tutors, Undergraduate Learning Assistants, Residential College Math and Science tutors, and small group or one-on-one tutoring.
  • Yale College Writing Center: Appointment scheduling with writing tutors, writing partners, and writing advice.
  • Graduate Writing Lab (for GSAS and professional school students): Writing consultations, workshops and panels, public speaking resources, and a host of online writing resources.

Office of the Secretary and Vice President for University Life

The Office of the Secretary and Vice President for University Life provides leadership to the support, cultivation, and celebration of Yale’s diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Equity and Accessibility

Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility

The Office of Institutional Equity and Access oversees the University’s affirmative action programs and monitors compliance with policies and laws which ensure equal opportunity for students, employees and applicants for employment or admission.

Office of Institutional Equity and Accessibility Complaint Procedures

Resources for Students to Address Discrimination and Harassment

Accessibility Resources at Yale

Yale University is committed to providing equal access to and full participation in its programs and activities to people with disabilities. The Accessibility Resources at Yale website serves as a central landing page to access related websites at Yale. Many links on this page will bring you to another site with relevant accessibility information.

Advisory Committee on Accessibility Resources

The Committee provides the University with advice and assistance in fulfilling its commitment to maintain an environment that is accessible and supportive of the work and scholarship of all students, faculty and staff.