The Yale Humanist Community (YHC) is
dedicated to developing and supporting a diverse community of
Humanists, atheists, agnostics, and the nonreligious at Yale and beyond to the greater community.
We equally welcome those that self-describe as freethinkers,
nonbelievers, skeptics, searchers, and so on. YHC serves undergraduate
and graduate student communities; in addition, Yale faculty, staff,
alumni, and the general public are welcome and encouraged to
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".