Yale Humanist Community


Chris Stedman is the Executive Director of the Yale Humanist Community, a group dedicated to supporting a diverse community of Humanists, atheists, agnostics, and the nonreligious at Yale and beyond. YHC equally welcomes those that self-describe as nonbelievers, skeptics, and searchers—as well as anyone who identifies as religious or as a theist that is interested in their programs. Visit yalehumanists.com or email yalehumanists@gmail.com to learn more.


Yale Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics (AHA) - A group for undergraduate students interested in the Humanist values of reason and compassion that hosts weekly events in the form of society dinners—every Thursday on campus at TD, with the first Thursday of the month at The Grove (760 Chapel Street)—debates, movie nights, and socials. To contact the student Directors of the Society and join the official list serv to get updates, email them at HumanistYalies@gmail.com.

The None/Others – A student collaborative for Humanist, Atheist, Agnostic, non-Christian, and/or non-traditional students at YDS focused on opening up multi-faith cooperation and dialogue opportunities for non-religious students, and on fostering fully inclusive community within YDS. To find out more, please email the YHC or contact the None/Others directly at YDSNoneOthers@gmail.com.

Young Adults, Professionals, and Graduate Students - A group for young adults, professionals, and graduate students who want to get together to meet and have fun with likeminded others. Two regular monthly events: a board game night every second Sunday of the month at 6 PM, and a pub night, every fourth Friday of the month at 8 PM at Firehouse 12. For details, email Wendy at wwebber@gmail.com.

Humanist Alumni of Yale (HAY) — A shared interest group for Elis committed to exploring nonreligious perspectives on living an ethical life and finding personal fulfillment. Want to learn more about HAY and get involved? Sign up by visiting http://bit.ly/YHCalumni

Nonreligious Large-Group Gathering Schedule:

Humanist Haven - A community gathering where you can ask big questions, explore what gives your life meaning and purpose, and act to make the world a better place. All Humanist Haven meetings feature a thought-provoking guest speaker and take place on the first and third Sundays of the month at 1 PM at The Grove (760 Chapel Street New Haven, CT), unless otherwise noted. Visit http://bit.ly/HumanistHaven for upcoming speakers and topics.

Special Events on Campus – Yale Humanist Community regularly hosts special events on campus with authors, activists, and academics. Sign up for the YHC newsletter to get updates about these events and more: http://bit.ly/YHCnews


Existential Counseling- Need to talk? We’d love to lend an ear. You can set up an existential counseling meeting with Chris, our Executive Director and an experienced counselor, by emailing yalehumanists@gmail.com

Discussion Groups - YHC hosts four discussion groups at 7:30 PM on the first through fourth Mondays of each month: Needs of New Haven, Practical Humanism, Unsacred Sacred Texts, and WTF? (Who to Follow?). These meetings are free and open to the public, and take place in the back conference room in the Happiness Lab coffee shop (756 Chapel Street, connected to The Grove—you can enter through the coffee shop or The Grove). You can come to as many or as few as you’d like, but we encourage you to come for all of them! Visit http://bit.ly/YHCgroups to learn more.

SMART Recovery - Are you struggling with addictive behaviors? YHC hosts a weekly SMART Recovery support group meeting every Wednesday at 7 PM in the Happiness Lab coffee shop (756 Chapel Street, connected to The Grove—you can enter through the coffee shop or The Grove). Please click here for updates regarding weather-related or other cancellations of our Monday meetings.

STEAMMM – Beginning October 2015, YHC is partnering with Clemente Leadership Academy to provide a monthly after school STEAMMM (science, technology, engineering, art, math, and medicine mentoring) activity for their middle school-aged students. Sign up here to volunteer; you are still welcome to serve if you don’t sign up in advance, but you will be serving in an assistant capacity. For more information, please contact yalehumanists@gmail.com and include “STEAMMM volunteering” in the subject line.