Yale University Reports

Graduate and Professional Student Senate

2016 GPSS Report on Race, Diversity and Inclusion

Report of the Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming

In August 2016, President Peter Salovey announced the appointment of a committee charged with developing clearly delineated principles to guide the university’s decisions on proposals to remove a historical name from a campus building, space, or structure. The Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming was chaired by John Witt ’94, ’99 J.D., ’00 Ph.D., the Allen H. Duffy Class of 1960 Professor of Law and Professor of History, and comprising Yale faculty, students, staff, and alumni. The committee’s recommendations are articulated in a report approved by the Yale Corporation and disseminated by President Salovey on December 2, 2016.