Being FGLI has always meant that I worked a job whenever I could in order to make the most of the situation financially to help cover my expenses and my family out. However, the biggest toll of the SIC isn’t the hardships of the job itself but the constant reminders I have to justify my being at Yale. I constantly ask myself If the student effort was really about making all students contribute to their education costs, why is that Yale’s SIC policy allows one’s socio-economic status to make the SIC an option for some while others have no alternative but to work? Is this really Yale’s vision of inclusivity?

Alejandro Nuno, he/him/his. 2021, Grace Hopper