Yale College Considers Admitting Women

Apr. 17, 1962 - A special faculty committee of Yale University recommended today the eventual admission of women as undergraduates as a “substantial proportion of each class.” “We think Yale has a national duty, as well as a duty to itself, to provide the rigorous training for women that we supply for men,” the seven-man committee declared in a report to President A. Whitney Griswold. The report is now under consideration by the Yale Corporation, the governing board of trustees. The committee qualified its recommendation by declaring that women should not be admitted on a “token basis” and that there should be no reduction in the number of men admitted to Yale College. Yale now has some 600 women enrolled in the graduate and professional schools, but undergraduate enrollment is limited to men.

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