Affinity Groups

Since 2005 Yale has invested in developing affinity groups or employee resource groups. Each of the nine groups supports recruitment, retention, education, advocacy, and community building.

Asian Network at Yale (ANY)

All Yale employees of Asian heritage and those who have an interest in learning more about Asian culture are invited to attend ANY events.

Disability Alliance At Yale

The Disability Alliance At Yale (DAY) Affinity Group creates an environment that is open and inclusive for all individuals impacted by disability through engagement, education, and advocacy. 

Future Leaders of Yale (FLY)

FLY hopes to provide a voice for young professionals who are seeking to develop and strengthen their long-term opportunities and impact at Yale in the early stages of their careers.

Indigenous Leaders at Yale (ILY)

Indigenous Leaders at Yale (ILY) logo.

The Indigenous Leaders at Yale (ILY) offers community for those who identify as Indigenous Peoples. We provide our members with an opportunity to connect with others, grow professionally, and center efforts on recruitment and retention of Indigenous staff and faculty at Yale through community and education.

Working Women's Network (WWN)

WWN provides programs and resources to Yale’s women employees to help them pursue personal and professional goals– enhancing their individual success furthers the advancement of the university.

Yale African American Affinity Group (YAAA)

YAAA strives to provide opportunities for staff to engage, build community and make connections at Yale and the broader New Haven community.

Yale Latino Networking Group (YLNG)

YLNG seeks to promote a community of interest among Latino staff members, and to champion an inclusive and empowering work environment for all Yale employees.

Yale Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Affinity Group (LGBTQ)

The LGBTQ  group creates a welcoming and respectful campus community for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer individuals and their allies with a focus on employee retention and edification.

Yale Veterans Network (YVN)

The YVN’s vision is to make Yale the employer of choice for veterans, reservists, and guardsmen while creating a community to support and encourage the career development and growth of all its members.