The Peer Liaison Program was created to provide an additional layer of mentoring through a wealth of events and initiatives that aim to support first-year students through their transition to Yale College, especially those who belong to systematically minoritized groups. Peer Liaisons (PLs), are a select group of trained, caring upper-class student leaders affiliated with the residential colleges and one of these eight centers/offices: Afro-American Cultural Center, Asian American Cultural Center, Chaplain’s Office, La Casa Cultural: Latinx Cultural Center, Native American Cultural Center, Office of International Students & Scholars, Office of LGBTQ Resources, Student Accessibility Services. Each PL program is structured a little differently to meet the distinct needs of each community, but all are designed to help first-year students feel a sense of belonging on-campus.
Peer Liaisons, 2023-2024
Chisom Ofomata, Student Accessibility Services
Chisom (she/her) is a junior in Jonathan Edwards College majoring in the History of Science, Public Health, and Medicine. She is excited to support Yale’s disability community and work with SAS to make the institution more accessible for current and future students and staff. Chisom is the current president of Disability Empowerment for Yale (DEFY) and American Sign Language at Yale (ASLaY). She is also a Disability Peer Mentor and a member of the Nigerian Students Association; Black Pre-Health Students at Yale; Delta Alpha Pi; and Dzana, an Afrobeat dance group. In her free time, she enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her friends and familiy. Please feel free to reach out to her at email@example.com. Chisom works with students in Jonathan Edwards, Trumbull, and Grace Hopper colleges.