The Yale Humanist Community (YHC) is dedicated to supporting a diverse community of Humanists, atheists, agnostics, and the nonreligious at Yale and beyond. We equally welcome those that self-describe as freethinkers, nonbelievers, skeptics, and searchers—as well as anyone who identifies as religious or as a theist that is interested in YHC programs. YHC serves undergraduate and graduate student communities; in addition, Yale faculty, staff, alumni, and the general public are welcome and encouraged to participate.

Within this eclectic group, the YHC strives to provide members with access to a caring community, support in an ethical framework, and opportunities for reflective service. Additionally, we hope to engage in activities to educate community members about the worldview of Humanism as defined in the Humanist Manifesto:

“Humanism is a progressive philosophy, rooted in scientific naturalism, that affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity. Humanism—guided by reason, inspired by compassion, and informed by experience—encourages us to live life well and fully”.


As a 501(c)(3), we receive no funding from Yale University—please consider donating to support us.

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Upcoming Events

  • Community Life Committee March 4, 2015 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Want to help build our community? The Community Life Committee , which meets monthly and is made up of community members, helps us come u p with ideas and plan educational, service, and social events. Depending on your interest you can assist in planning regular community service event s and interfaith dialogues, organizing speakers for…
  • Practical Humanism Discussion Group March 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm As Humanism is a worldview without dogma, doctrine, or guidin g holy books, it all comes down to us. But that isn’t always easy. How can we live fulfilling lives? Who are we and what do we want to become? How can we be good people, and what is good in the first place? How…
  • Counseling Office Hours March 5, 2015 at 11:00 am – 3:00 pm The Grove, 760 Chapel St, New Haven, CT, United States Existential Counseling. Also available by appointment during o ther times and at other locations. E-mail cdstedman [at] gmail.com to make arrangements.
  • Yale Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics Dinner March 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Join Yale Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics for dinner ever y Thursday at 6 PM in Timothy Dwight College!
  • Humanist Haven March 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Grove, 760 Chapel St, New Haven, CT, United States

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