Yale Center for Teaching and Learning

How to Write an Effective Diversity Statement


Graduate & Professional Students

Event Time 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Location of Event: 

Online via Zoom

Event Description 

This workshop will introduce the genre of the Diversity Statement and offer strategies on how to translate your commitment and service to fostering diversity into this written document. We will address: What is a Diversity Statement? What differentiates it from a Personal Statement and Teaching Statement? What might a search committee consider while evaluating an application? The Diversity Statement is about how you relate to others within your research, teaching, and broader community. Your identity is part of that, but so is your behavior and mindset. We will offer clear definitions, lead reflective activities, and provide examples from successful applications to give you concrete steps toward writing an honest and effective statement.

Intended audience: GSAS PhD and Master’s students, professional school students, and postdoctoral scholars.