Interested in meeting other LGBTQ+ graduate students and post-docs in the sciences? Join us for one of our oSTEM-sponsored happy hoursHave a great idea for an initiative that you want to see on campus? Come to one of our general interest meetings where we discuss what’s new with our latest projects. oSTEM.grad meets approximately once a month. 

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You Are Welcome Here @ Yale

Image of original Yale You Are Welcome Here design

The You Are Welcome Here (YAWH) campaign aims to promote inclusion in the STEM fields with a simple message: you belong here at Yale. Originally started at MIT in 2010, we revived and personalized the campaign in 2017 and hope to spread it to other institutions in the future.

Image of 2020 You Are Welcome Here design

In collaboration with the graphic design work of Matt Warren Bruinooge and oSTEM at Brown University, we created a new YAWH design in 2020.

Interested in contributing to YAWH? Want to bring the campaign to your department or campus? Email to learn more! 


Joint meetings with our undergraduate oSTEM chaper and a tiered mentoring program build relationships across every level of our diverse community. 

Lunches with queer professors at Yale allow students a chance to speak candidly about their experiences being queer in STEM and gain valuable knowledge and mentorship.

Image of keynote speaker presenting at the Queer in STEM symposium

Queer in STEM Symposium

In 2019, oSTEM.grad organized the first Queer in STEM Symposium at Yale. We invited several authors of the 2013 and 2016 Queer in STEM surveys as keynote speakers to share the results of their studies.

Additionally, the symposium featured talks from queer researchers here at Yale.

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Social Events

As a graduate student-run organization, we hold many events throughout the year to socialize and build community. Past social events include potlucks, beach trips, happy hours, and more!