Advocacy Committee

Mission 

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).

Current Issues

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:

As always, we want to hear from you! 

Click here to submit an issue to the Advocacy Committee!

Recent Accomplishments

The issues currently being addressed by the Advocacy Committee include, but are not limited to, security and transit, healthcare, dental insurance, student housing, and graduate student inclusion.
Recent Advocacy Committee Developments:

  • 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.

Members

Ernest Baskin
Sunny Chung
Emma Cleary
William Culligan
Fabian Eckert
Danielle  Friedman
Marie-Amelie George
Albert Hawks
Brandon  Holtrup
Anthony  Hope
Colton Lynner
Elizabeth  Mo
Ramiro Nandez
Emily Richards
Umair Siddique
Joe Sint
Nahuel  Telleria
Drew Weil