Record on Supporting First Generation Low Income Students
Reilly and Aliesa know the Yale students experience vastly differs along class lines. These disparities have only been exacerbated by COVID-19. They are committed to being allies who listen to and assist our first generation low income peers.
Pursued educational equity for undergraduates in the Architecture major, working with the administration and graduate students to store leftover materials and thus reduce materials that students must purchase.
Presented student perspectives to Dean Chun in regard to Yale’s instructions for retrieving students belongings over the summer and secured extended pick up slots as well as an increased number of allowed “helpers.”
Have consistently advocated for stipends for low income womxn on YCC to the YAA Board of Governors
Created Community Stockpiles of Necessary Resources like Safe Sex Supplies, Menstrual Hygiene Products, and Medication for students in every res college during the 14 day quarantine
Institutionalized the residential college disposable menstrual hygiene product initiative to make free menstrual hygiene products at every residential college. Secured a commitment from Dean Boyd to streamline distribution through the Community Consent Educators Secured storage through Pauli Murray College
Wrote policy report that successfully persuaded Dean Chun to reverse his LOA policies, allowing students taking an LOA to hold campus jobs
Organized a headshots & hot chocolate event to make quality headshots accessible to womxn on campus seeking to bolster their professional presentation.
Eliminated Fees to move Off Campus
Founded and Launched the YCC x YFAM x Dwight Hall x YHHAP Community Table Initiative to make meals accessible over Thanksgiving Break
Founded and Launched the Community Cabinet Spring Break Program to make food accessible in the Dwight Hall Kitchen for meals over Spring Break
Secured a commitment from Yale Dining to expand its current Spring Break meal plan by including additional meals in the plan for the same price.
Established the Relaunch of the Residential College Shuttle to provide free transportation alternatives to purchasing scooters or using rideshare apps.
Oversaw efforts to make DSA information more reader friendly
Cosponsored the Universal Pass resolution before the YCC Senate, penned the YCC Statement of Support of Universal Pass, advocated for support of Universal pass within our roles in other student organizations, and oversaw Residential College Support of Universal Pass to support vulnerable students who would be harmed by stratified grading system