Policies for Participation in Yale College Arts Activities

Arts activities are a vital part of student life in Yale College. In order to maintain equity in access to opportunity and College resources, and to protect the safety of participants in these activities, the following policies apply:

Leave of Absence, Medical Leave of Absence, and Withdrawal policy: catalog.yale.edu/ycps/academic-regulations/leave-of-absence-withdrawal-reinstatement

COVID 19 Visitors Policy:  https://covid19.yale.edu/visitors-policy

Yale College students:

  • Students on a leave of absence may participate in Yale College arts activities but may not hold leadership positions in student organizations. On-leave students may not participate in international travel with Yale College arts organizations.
  • Withdrawn students
    • Students on a disciplinary withdrawal may not participate in undergraduate activities or registered student organizations. 
    • Students on an academic, financial, or personal withdrawal may usually participate in undergraduate activities and registered student organizations as guests but may not hold leadership positions or participate in university sponsored or funded international travel. 
  • Term Abroad Yale College students may participate in on-campus Yale College arts activities.

Yale University faculty and staff who participate in Yale College arts activities beyond the scope of their job descriptions must sign and submit an Assumption of Risk form to the Dean’s Office. Assumption of Risk forms may be downloaded here.

Yale College alums and other individuals with no current formal affiliation with Yale University who participate in Yale College arts activities must complete and sign  a Guest Artist Contract or an Assumption of Risk form . Guest Artist Contracts and Assumption of Risk forms may be downloaded here.

Yale University graduate students may participate in Yale College faculty-led arts activities at the discretion of the faculty leader. They may participate in student-led extracurricular arts activities provided they constitute less than 50% of the participants and no more than 50% of the production staff. Graduate students participating in undergraduate arts activities must adhere to all policies and regulations governing undergraduate arts activities and observe any additional requirements established in their own schools or programs.