We the Yale College Council will play an active role in shaping University policies and priorities. We will lend a voice to student concerns and opinions; play an active role in shaping University policy; protect student rights and freedoms; promote and finance undergraduate organizations; foster school unity and pride; and serve as a forum for the discussion and advancement of student ideas.
The Yale College Council (YCC) was established in 1972 under the leadership of founding Chair Floyd Bradley. In its early years, YCC spearheaded the push for online course evaluations, implemented financial aid reform, and fostered intra-Ivy relationship by facilitating the creation of the Ivy Council. YCC soon after merged with YSAC (Yale Student Activities Committee) to collaboratively serve the undergraduate population through both policy and event planning.
In the 2013-2014 school year, the Council voted on a new constitution that allowed representatives to pursue independent policy initiatives. Under this project-focused model, YCC has been able to open up mixed-gender housing to sophomores, juniors, and seniors; expand mental health services; reduce the student summer income contribution; and more.
YCC will continue to address undergraduate concerns and campus issues. We strive to improve the undergraduate experience and will put our full faith and effort into resolving any challenges that our peers face.