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 906083_406600266180310_900834053185396778_oas nonbelievers, skeptics, and searchers—as well as anyone who identifies as religious or as a theist that is interested in our 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 interfaith dialogue and 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

  • Open Party lunch April 22, 2015 at 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Open Party is a student collaborative for Humanist, Atheist, Agnostic, non-Christian, and non-traditional students at Yale Divinity Sc hool focused on opening up multi-faith cooperation and dialogue opportuniti es for non-religious students, and on fostering fully inclusive community within YDS. Weekly lunch on campus every week, supported by Yale Humanist Community.
  • Practical Humanism Discussion Group April 22, 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…
  • Yale Atheists, Humanists, and Agnostics Dinner April 23, 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!
  • SMART Meeting April 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm The Grove - 760 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT SMART is a non-theistic alternative to AA. All are welcome.
  • WTF? (Who to Follow?) April 28, 2015 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Grove, 760 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06510, United Stat es Can a nonreligious person follow Jesus? Muhammad? Buddha? What about Gandhi… or Darwin? In the pantheon of great thinkers, prophets, wri ters, scientists, artists, and leaders, to whom do you turn for inspira tion, motivation, meaning, and ethical guidance? How do you implement th eir lessons in your life? Do you follow their examples? The…

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