Institutional Membership

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) granting institutions only with a sustained record of recruiting, retaining and graduating scholars, and particularly those who are traditionally underrepresented in the academy, are eligible to form a chapter; by invitation only. Invited institutions are expected to demonstrate prior reform efforts designed to promote diversity and excellence in doctoral education. All […]

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Annual Conference

The “Annual Yale Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education” finds its origins in our treasured collaboration with Howard University. It has become a dynamic and increasingly recognized academic conference, drawing New Haven community residents, scholars, administrators, and graduate and undergraduate students from across the nation. Yale, the first institution in the country to award graduate […]

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Application Timeline

December 1: Application information and materials available on-line March 1: Deadline for receipt of nomination letters and application materials March 15: Announcement of new members March/April: Annual Inaugural Induction Ceremony at Yale’s annual Bouchet Conference on Diversity and Graduate Education

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Selection Process

Upon receipt of completed application materials for nominees, the Membership Selection Committee will review all applications. An interview process for finalists will be conducted by faculty and administrator members of the Membership Selection Committee. The Membership Selection Committee will then provide a recommendation of inductees for consideration to the National Steering Committee. The National Steering Committee reviews all […]

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Invited Membership Procedures

Faculty, Alumni and Honorary Members should submit the following upon invitation: Curriculum vitae or résumé Selected publication for the Bouchet Journal Personal statement depicting anticipated contributions to the Bouchet Society All materials must be received on or before February 15 to the inviter’s attention.

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Application

Membership into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is by nomination only. All student nominees must be ABD (i.e., completed qualifying exam, orals, qualifying papers or equivalent) and submit all materials listed below. Nomination criteria for students and post-doctoral fellows: Three letters of recommendation to the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society must be submitted from each of the following:  the nominee’s dissertation advisor […]

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Membership Categories

Membership into the Bouchet Graduate Honor Society is by nomination only and approved by the National Steering Committee. The levels of membership are as listed below: Doctoral Student Membership is available to any individual who is currently a doctoral student in good academic standing, and through initial research achievement in a humanities, social sciences and sciences field, […]

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Bouchet Graduate Honor Society Institutional Chapters

One national charter with two chapters was inaugurated by Yale University and Howard University on September 15, 2005, in commemoration of Bouchet’s birthday. Please refer to the charter regarding the eligibility requirements and application process for obtaining individual membership in the society or establishing an institutional chapter. Yale University* Howard University* Cornell University Johns Hopkins University Northwestern University Rutgers University The Chicago […]

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Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society

Named for Edward Alexander Bouchet, the first African American doctoral recipient in the United States, the Edward Alexander Bouchet Graduate Honor Society (Bouchet Society) recognizes outstanding scholarly achievement and promotes diversity and excellence in doctoral education and the professoriate. The Bouchet Society was inaugurated on Thursday, September 15, 2005 with a simulcast ceremony held at Yale University and Howard University. As the […]

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