Gryphon’s Pub Membership Policy


Gryphon’s Pub has been serving the graduate & professional community at Yale since 1972.  In accord with the CT Liquor Control Act, our club liquor license designates Gryphon’s Pub as a social organization for members and their guests (Section 30-23).  According to the GPSS by-laws, all currently enrolled graduate & professional students are considered members of GPSS and therefore by extension are also members of the Graduate and Professional Student Center.  Spouses of members are granted the same benefits as members by the CT LCA (Section 30-24).

In order to provide the G&P community with great drink prices and amazing events throughout the year, Gryphon’s Pub charges a nightly cover between $3 and $5.  By purchasing a cover-waiver sticker at the door, one does not have to pay the nightly cover (except on Halloween and Spring Fling). Stickers are available for $20 to current G&P students, their spouses, alumni, post-docs, research associates, and medical school residents. Stickers are valid for the current academic year and through the following summer.

Those who are not considered members of the Graduate and Profession Student Center, as described above, must be accompanied by a member to enter and must sign the guestbook (CT LCA, Section 30-23a), regardless of whether they have purchased the cover-waiver sticker.

By purchasing a sticker, you affirm that you are 21 years old and understand and agree to the provisions of Gyphon’s Pub entrance policy.


How to Purchase a Cover-Waiver Sticker

If you would like to purchase your 2019-2020 cover-waiver sticker, we are currently selling them at the door during business hours. Please bring your Yale ID and a valid, government-issued ID as proof of age.

In accordance with CT state liquor law, all patrons must be at least 21 years of age and provide valid government-issued proof of age to enter. Gryphon’s Pub reserves the right to deny entry, particularly due to ineligibility, intoxication, or inappropriate behavior.


The Gryphon is a social center and operates a student-run bar, Gryphon’s Pub; all individuals enrolled as graduate or professional students are members. We seek to provide a respectful, welcoming, and safe environment for everyone who patronizes Gryphon’s Pub.

In pursuit of this aim, as as a result of ongoing conversations between Gryphon’s Pub management, the Secretary and Vice President for Student Life Kimberly Goff-Crews, Deputy Provost for Academic Resources Lloyd Suttle, and members of the Graduate and Professional Student Senate—currently, Hao Xing (President), Dillon Tjiptamustika (Vice President), Jenette Creso (Treasurer), and Mary Gilstad (Secretary)—Gryphon’s Pub will be enhancing training for the staff at the bar and at the door, and ensuring transparency of relevant laws and procedures, including those related to access, exit, safety, and the serving of alcohol.

The Gryphon is committed to being a place where all graduate and professional students feel welcome.