Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Department of Italian Studies holds as a collective ideal the establishment of a diverse and inclusive community, and the creation of an intellectual and social environment in which all can thrive, regardless of racial, ethnic, cultural, sexual, religious, or national identity. We believe that all students, faculty and staff deserve to perform their roles free from harassment, and will do everything in our power to promote attitudes and practices that will help achieve our goal.

Among the initiatives we cultivate to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in our field, since 2020 the Department of Italian Studies has sponsored the Yale Diversity & Italian Studies Working Group.


Belonging at Yale
Yale has multiple resources for students, faculty, and staff who need guidance, support, or information about their options, or who want to discuss or report an incident of discrimination, harassment, or sexual misconduct.

BIPOC resources - Black Lives Matter
A list of links representing an evolving repository of information, resources, and links to performance organizations and cultural community centers with a focus on Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.

Community Responsibilities Statement
Lays out the responsibilities of students and instructors under partial or full remote learning during the pandemic.

Implicit Bias Test
Developed by Harvard University

Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct Guide (Jan. 2021)

Resources at Yale

Antiracist Pedagogy (Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning)

Office for Graduate Student Development and Diversity

Office of Institutional Equity and Access (OIEA) 

Resources for Students to Address Discrimination and Harassment Concerns 

Sexual Misconduct Response and Prevention

Sexual Harassment and Assault Response & Education (SHARE) 

Student Accessibility Services 

Chaplains Office

Office of LGBTQ Resources

Yale Health Services 

Mental Health and Counseling

Guide to Advising Processes for Faculty and Students

Faculty Development & Diversity 

Belonging at Yale: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion