Intercultural Affairs Council (IAC)
The Intercultural Affairs Council (IAC) of Yale University works to create a more culturally aware and inclusive campus community through programming, advocacy and supportive resources.
For more information about the IAC call 203-432-2906 or email IAC@yale.edu.
Background & Purpose
The IAC was convened in 2008 by Marichal Gentry, former Dean of Student Affairs at Yale College, to affirm our institutional values of respect and inclusivity throughout Yale. The council is comprised of individuals from various administrative/academic units and students who work together to promote a respectful and accessible campus environment.
The IAC collaboratively offers educational and social programming in order to enhance our students’ overall success and post-graduate preparation by providing opportunities for personal growth and advocacy; constructive intercultural dialogue; and for challenging bias on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, ability, socioeconomic status, citizenship or other identities.
Julia Adams, Head of Calhoun College
Omer Bajwa, Chaplain’s Office
Melanie Boyd, Office of Gender & Campus Culture
Leah Cohen, Slifka Center
Peter Crumlish, Dwight Hall
Saveena Dhall, Asian American Cultural Center
Kelly Fayard, Native American Cultural Center
Eileen Galvez, La Casa Cultural Center
Burgwell Howard, Dean of Student Engagement Sharon Kugler, Chaplain’s Office
Ann Kuhlman, Office of International Students and Scholars
Risë Nelson, Afro-American Cultural Center, Chair
Brian Tompkins, Athletics
Maria Trumpler, Office of LGBTQ Resources
Judy York, Resource Office on Disabilities