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 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

  • Community Life Committee April 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 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…
  • YHC Board Game Night April 5, 2015 at 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm Are you in your twenties or thirties, or a graduate or profess ional student? This group is for young adults, professionals, and graduat e students who want to get together to meet and have fun with likeminded ot hers. Together we discuss Humanist topics, play board games, and plan eve nts for young adults and…
  • SMART Meeting April 6, 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.
  • Practical Humanism Discussion Group April 8, 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…
  • Humanist Haven April 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm The Grove, 760 Chapel St, New Haven, CT, United States Melanie Brewster and Chris Johnson on the diverse narratives of nonreligious people What are the stories of nonreligious people? Melani e Brewster will explore the importance of narrative construction and storyt elling in identity development and “coming out” for diverse atheists, incl uding implications for mental health and community building. Chris Johnson will talk about…

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