About the Model UNiTed nations team at Yale

This year heralded some of Yale’s finest Model United Nations accomplishments in recent memory. With an incredibly talented new member class, and a uniquely dedicated group of graduating seniors, the team saw an unparalleled level of commitment and drive. Our Outstanding Large Delegation award at HNMUN represented the culmination of a year spent fully immersed in the educational growth of each member. Next year, we hope to continue to foster an environment of inclusion and a love of competition, while striving to recruit from a broader cross section of backgrounds so as to enhance our worldview as a team.
— Andrea Fleming on the '15-'16 MUNTY season
The Model United Nations Team at Yale is Yale’s only competitive Model UN team. MUNTY is committed to fostering a passion for international relations, a fierce determination to excel, and a spirit for inclusivity and equality both within and outside the team. Dedicated to excellence and perseverance, MUNTY has proven itself as one of the world’s top collegiate Model United Nations teams and is currently ranked sixth in the North American College Model United Nations circuit. Each semester, new MUNTY members are selected from among the Yale undergraduate student body through a highly competitive audition process. MUNTY members then attend several conferences per year, one of which is typically an international conference, WorldMUN. In years past, MUNTY has attended conferences in Egypt, China, Germany, Singapore, Rome and Brussels. In addition to fulfilling their responsibilities to the team, MUNTY members maintain an active presence in YIRA as a whole, serving as directors, chairs, and secretariat members for other YIRA constituent programs. 

To learn more about MUNTY or ask any questions, please contact Head Delegate Simon Cooper at munty@yira.org. More information is also available on the MUNTY website.


Columbia Model United Nations in New York, October 1st through 4th

University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference, November 12th through 15th

Harvard National Model United Nations, February 11th through 14th

World Model United Nations in Rome, March 14th through 18th

To learn more about the 2016 World Model United Nations tournament, check out http://www.worldmun.org


MUNTY Tryouts are held at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters each year.  Detailed information about tryouts is available at MUNTY's many recruitment events held throughout the academic year. Details can also be found in the weekly newsletter sent out by the YIRA Secretary. 

The number of new members varies each year based on the strength of the talent and enthusiasm demonstrated within the applicant pool; there exists no set number of students chosen to join the team. Previous Model UN experience is not necessary, and many of our members had no Model UN experience prior to joining MUNTY. Consequentially, tryouts are tailored to look for talent and potential, not previous MUN experience.

To sign up for tryouts or for more information, email the head delegate, Simon Cooper, at munty@yira.org.

Past Awards

Outstanding Delegation Award, HNMUN
6th place finish in the North American College Model U.N. Rankings on Best Delegate

Outstanding Large Delegation, UPMUNC

Best Large Delegation, UPMUNC
Best Large Delegation, HNMUM