A company of scholars, a society of friends, and a team of would-be heroes fighting evil.
Effective altruism brings together compassion, reason, and evidence.
Too often, people are paralyzed by the amount of suffering that seems to be present in the world, misled into supporting ineffective causes, or unsure about how, if at all, they can help. But by carefully considering what we value, and by working together to find the best ways of achieving that, it turns out we can each do an amazing amount of good.
To spread the spirit of effective altruism both within Yale and beyond, to uphold the values of critical thinking, open-mindedness, and universal compassion, and to do as much good for the world as we can by leveraging upon the immense resources, opportunities and privileges that students like us have.