About the Yale Medal
The Yale Medal is given for outstanding service to Yale, in recognition of extensive, exemplary voluntary service on behalf of Yale as a whole or one of its many schools, institutes or programs. The award is not intended as recognition for career accomplishments or service to society and may be given to alumni or friends of the university. When or if the committee considers current or past members of the University administration, faculty, or staff, the individual must also have an outstanding record of volunteer service before or after their periods of employment. Recipients must be able to receive the Medal in person at during the AYA Assembly.
All alumni are invited to submit nominations. The nomination form to submit is included here: Yale Medal Nomination. Someone not selected in one year may be eligible to apply in the future.
- Nominations: Winter
- Submission Deadline: March
- Selection Process: April Alumni Association Board Meeting
- Award Presentation: November at Alumni Association Assembly
The Association of Yale Alumni awards the Yale Medal. The committee is selected by the Chair of the AYA Board of Governors and consists of not fewer than six AYA Board members, in addition to several ex-officio members. Other ex officio members are the Executive Director of the AYA, the Provost, the Secretary, the Vice President for Development, the Assistant to the President of the University, one member of the Corporation and three members of the faculty. The committee may select up to five persons a year to receive the Yale Medal.