The Office for Diversity and Equal Opportunity (ODEO) is committed to building a supportive community in which underrepresented students who come to the Graduate School are encouraged in their intellectual pursuits and professional goals. ODEO was established with the knowledge that diversity among graduate students enhances the life of the entire scholarly community at Yale. The Graduate School is committed to the premise that a diverse student body is essential if the academy is to remain an engaged and relevant institution within contemporary society. This office provides both thematic programming and individual advising for students across the disciplines as they move through their degree programs at Yale, providing them with the sense of community and opportunities for involvement that are essential for any student to succeed. Prospective applicants and current students are equally encouraged to visit or contact the office to learn more about the resources and mentoring that it provides.