Welcome

Welcome to Disability Empowerment for Yale (DEFY)!

Disability Empowerment for Yale (DEFY) is Yale’s only undergraduate cross-disability community organization. 

We welcome you regardless of what disability or disability identity might mean to you. Broadly speaking, our community includes disabled, Deaf, chronically ill, neurodivergent and Mad people, but this is not an exclusive or comprehensive list of all the ways people name or experience disability, and you do not need to be disabled to have experienced ableism on this campus or beyond. 

Sign up to receive emails from DEFY here or by emailing Communications Director Tilly Brooks at tilly.brooks@yale.eduTo join our GroupMe social chat, where members share resources & support and communicate informally, click here.