New Club Formation
Yale Divinity School’s Office of Student Affairs (OSA) and the Community Life Committee (CLC) welcomes applications for new student organizations.
New Clubs help YDS remain vibrant and purposeful for our student community. To ensure adequate student participation in all Clubs and efficient allocation of resources, students are equally and strongly encouraged to pursue their goals within the framework of existing clubs.
To be recognized as an official Club, a new Club proposal must be reviewed and approved by OSA and voted upon by the CLC.
Proposals will only be approved for Groups that present a well-researched, thoughtful argument about how their mission and vision distinctly separates them from existing clubs at YDS. It is also important that student interest in the club will sustain year to year.
Note: Only new Groups that cannot fit within existing clubs will be approved.
If you conclude that your goals and activities cannot be met through an existing club and you would like to establish a new Club, you must work through the below steps.