Office of Diversity Equity Inclusion & Belonging

The Office of Diversity Equity Inclusion & Belonging cultivates and promotes inclusive learning and work environments that builds and sustains a culture of belonging. In addition to providing strategic guidance, the Office serves to:

  1. Recommend and apply policy, procedure and structural improvements that remove barriers to student, faculty, and staff success. 
  2. Implement dynamic and intentional equity, diversity and inclusion programs and initiatives for students, faculty and staff that adequately address the educational and social needs of our campus community.  
  3. Act as the Title VI Discrimination Harassment & Resource Coordinator for YDS with the responsibility to receive concerns and offer advice and guidance related to diversity and inclusion, discrimination and harassment, retaliation, and equal opportunity and to facilitate informal resolution.  

The Office of DEIB engages in ongoing assessments to create and sustain a vibrant, anti-racist, anti-oppressive learning and working environment that is welcoming and supportive of all, as well as a plan that strives to eradicate equity gaps in student participation and achievement, creating conditions for all members of the YDS community to thrive.

Lynn Sullivan-Harmon

Associate Dean, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging, Title VI Coordinator

Rahel Mekonnen

Assistant Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Jon Ort '24 M.Div.

Community Equity & Belonging Liaison

Terrance McQueen '24 M.Div.

Community Equity & Belonging Liaison

Daryl Denelle '23 M.Div. '24 S.T.M.

Student, Community, Equity & Belonging Liaison