The Advocacy Committee works to resolve issues facing the graduate and professional student population by serving as a liaison between the student population and the administration, faculty and various officers at Yale. The Student Advocate serves as the Chair of the Advocacy Committee. The 2014-2015 Student Advocate is Lauren Tilton (GSAS ‘16).
The issues currently being addressed by the Advocacy Committee include, but are not limited to, security, transit, healthcare, dental insurance, student housing, and graduate student inclusion. Please visit the following pages for more details on the following advocacy issues:
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- Creation and administration of the GPSS Dental and Vision Plan.
- Participation in the Yale Health Plan’s Student Coverage Task Force with a particular focus on mental health issues.
- Collaboration with Yale Transit to adjust bus routes based on student needs. Specifically, members of the advocacy committee have worked to reduce transit time to East Rock and to re-direct bus routes around construction sites with the least disruption to students.
- Advocacy has successfully campaigned for increased security in East Rock and along the York Street corridor (around the Crown Street area). To address our concerns, increased lighting and a security booth are being placed at the latter site.