Intercultural Affairs Council (IAC)
The Intercultural Affairs Council (IAC) works to create a more culturally aware and inclusive campus community by providing student advocacy and supportive resources to registered student organizations so they may coordinate events that promote intercultural dialogue and understanding.
For more information about the IAC call 203-432-2906 or email IAC@yale.edu.
Events with IAC Support
The IAC has proudly co-sponsered the following events in the past year:
The Asian American Students Association Formal, in collaboration with the Chinese American Students Association
Trans Latinx Talk, in collaboration with the Office of LGBTQ Resources and La Casa Cultural
International Student Mixer, in collaboration with La Casa Cultural
All-Ivy Native Summit, in collaboration with the Native American Cultural Center
Screening of Loving, in collaboration with the Racial and Ethnic Openness Club
Odes for You Tour, in collaboration with the Office of LGBTQ Resources
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.
Stephen Davis, Head of Pierson College (Ex officio)
Omer Bajwa, Chaplain’s Office
Melanie Boyd, Office of Gender & Campus Culture
Peter Crumlish, Dwight Hall
Joliana Yee, 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