Student Leaders

From its inception, our community has benefited from close collaboration with student leaders. Not only do the councils strengthen the programs offered by the chapel through their valuable input and considerable energy, but they help form a new generation of lay leaders for the Catholic Church

Student leaders are organized into councils, one for undergraduates and another for graduate students, assisting the pastoral team in planning programs for the year and developing programs that cover the many aspects of Catholic life. In addition, student leaders serve on STM board committees and take part in board meetings throughout the year.

Our Undergraduate and Graduate Councils collaborate with our Chaplains in planning social events and programming. Programs for undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students involve prayer and spirituality; intellectual life and faith; social justice and community building. Students enjoy events like wine and cheese socials, local outings, fun workshops, study breaks and holiday events.

Engaging Students to Enliven the Ecclesial Mission (ESTEEM)

Yale College juniors and seniors are invited participate in a national leadership program focusing on training students to be involved as leaders in parishes, Catholic organizations and on boards following their undergraduate experience. For more information visit or contact Allan Esteron.

Interested in learning more about the STM Undergraduate or Graduate Councils? Contact an Assistant Chaplain.