Student Leadership Development

Student Leadership Development offers opportunities and funding that promote effective individual and organizational leadership. This area also coordinates events to support various affinity groups in building community. For information on any of these programs, resources, or services, please contact

Organizations, Advising & Funding: Through organizational advising and council meetings, House Resident Groups are provided with opportunities for organizational and coalition building and strengthen our community’s work and operations.

Registered House Groups are able to:

To apply as a new resident group, click here.

See the current list of House groups here

Black Greek Life: Students who are interested in getting committing to scholarship, leadership, service, and brotherhood/sisterhood through Black Greek Life have a number of options at Yale, including Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Student Leadership: Through programs such as retreats and workshops, students learn about interpersonal and communication skills that will help strengthen their leadership in their classrooms, organizations, communities and careers.

  • Black Solidarity ConferenceThe largest undergraduate-led Black student leadership conference in North America is held at Yale University each February. Over 700 undergraduates of various races, religions, ethnicities, and communities to discuss issues pertaining to the African Diaspora. Through discussions, panels, networking, and social gatherings, students from across the North America analyze issues affecting the Black/Afro-Diasporic community and explore solutions that can be implemented on their own college campuses. For more information and to register, click here.
  • Yale African Development Conference: Primarily through their annual Yale Conference for African Peace and Development, the Yale Association of African Peace & Development (YAAPD) aims to explore the intersections between various institutions, nations and cultures. With an interdisciplinary approach, the organization hopes to engage people in issues relating to the continent, and encourage them to do work relating to Africa. For more information and to register, click here.
  • Black Women’s RetreatThis annual retreat offer attendees the opportunity to recommit to radical self-love and care for self as we hold up our communities and to reconnect with one another as sources of encouragement and inspiration. This retreat is open to undergraduate, graduate/professional students, faculty, and staff/administrators who self-identify as Black women. Participants travel to the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in March for a restorative weekend together. For more information and to apply, click here.

For information on any of these events, resources, or services, please contact