Clubs and Committees

There are many great opportunities to get involved in the residential life of Ezra Stiles.  Students who participate report an increased sense of connectedness and satisfaction from having a positive impact on their own experience as well as their peers.   From student employment opportunities (students should watch their email or inquire at the Head of College Office early in the semester) to various clubs and committees, there are numerous ways and levels in which to become engaged in our community.  And we are always open to new suggestions! 

Stiles Knitting Circle (SKC!)

Established in 2018, the Stiles Knitting Circle grew out of one student’s desire to share their enthusiasm for, and all the benefits of, this wonderfully creative, social, stress-relieving and meditative past-time.  Stilesians took to it in droves, knitting everything from headbands, hats and scarves to an afghan for Head of College Pitti!  Supplies, basic instruction and lots of encouragement are provided.  Typically SKC gathers on Sunday afternoons by the fireplace in the Common Room to share some tea, cookies and conversation while working on their projects.  Beginners are always welcome! Please reach out to SKC ‘24-‘25 Chair, Kate Hall, if you would like to get involved!  Watch your email and the Stiles Instagram for more information about upcoming meetings!

Black Studies Reading Group

The Black Studies Reading Group was established in Fall 2021.  The group engages with black studies through various media such as literature, film, and other physical arts.  They address a series of interdisciplinary topics that vary with each meeting in order to explore a breadth of subjects within black studies. The group typically meets every other week over dinner and a new group will be forming this Fall. If you are interested in getting involved, please reach out to Kathy Dunn. 

Stiles Sustainability 

Stiles Sustainability organizes sustainability-related events around and beyond campus; and provides opportunities for students to learn more about food systems, energy usage, and sustainable practices. In the past Stiles Sustainability has hosted events like the Plant Propagation Party and a Yale Farm Workday. For information on how to get involved, please contact Marc Levenson.

Stiles Garden Council

The Stiles Garden Council is another example of a community-enhancing group that grew out of the interests and passion of our own students.  The original Stiles Garden Council broke ground on an edible courtyard garden in Fall 2018.  Students really enjoyed the chance to dig in the dirt, be outside and reap something wonderful from their efforts.  The Garden Council has also helped host an annual bulb planting in the fall for all Stilesians to enjoy.  The Garden Council is looking for new members for Fall 2024!  Please contact the Stiles Garden Council chair, Kaya Basnet ES ‘27 if you’d like to get involved.

Family visiting during Yale’s Family Weekend in Oct. 2019 helped with the usual Saturday work party, and successfully harvested 7+ pounds of tomatoes and other fresh goodies!