Message on Iran

November 9, 2022

Yale University condemns the violence in Iran and stands with all those who are fighting against oppression and for women’s and human rights. 

President Peter Salovey has written to members of the Yale community who have reached out to him expressing their concern regarding the events in Iran with the following message: 

“I have been following the news in Iran closely, and I am profoundly disturbed by what I am seeing. I grieve for Ms. Mahsa Amini and the other individuals whose lives have been cut short. I stand with all those who are courageously seeking to protect women’s rights and human rights.

At Yale, we are focused on supporting Iranian students and scholars, so they are able to be successful in their studies and research during this difficult time. The Office of International Students and Scholars has reached out to all Iranian students and scholars on campus to make sure they know that the university is here for them. We will remain in touch with them to ensure they continue to have the support they need.

As always, I hope members of the Yale community will voice their views and contribute their expertise to address world events. I will look for opportunities to share my input with government leaders when I am in Washington, D.C., and will work with colleagues on campus to continue to offer support to affected students, faculty, and staff.

I am grateful to you for reaching out to me. Please accept my best wishes for health and safety during these tumultuous times.”