You Belong Here
In fall 2019, over 65 staff and interns came together to discuss the goals of our individual offices and the ways in which we can work together towards our broader Inclusion & Belonging mission at Harvard College.
Inclusion and Belonging at Harvard
BGLTQ Student Life
The "QuOffice" is a welcoming space for all Harvard students who are BGLTQ identified and/or are allies of those who are anywhere on the BGLTQ spectrum. Whether you're looking for specific resources or just want to chat, you're welcome to visit whenever we're open.
The Harvard College Women's Center provides space and creates opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumnae to explore women's and gender issues, build community, and promote mutual understanding around women’s advancement.
The Harvard Foundation
At the Harvard Foundation for intercultural and race relations, we aim to improve the quality of our common life by creating inclusive spaces on campus. Here, interns and SAC-organizations design programs to engage our unique cultural, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds.
The Office of Diversity Education & Support
ODES cultivates a more inclusive College community, and enhances the personal growth of our students through innovative programming and intergroup dialogues on topics related to identity, inclusion, and belonging. We create affinity spaces for historically underrepresented communities and allies.
College Title IX Support
The College's Title IX Coordinator is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment that is free from sexual and gender-based harassment. The College’s Title IX Coordinator is a resource for all students related to sexual and gender-based harassment. The Coordinator can help students learn about options and available resources and access interim measures to address structural or safety concerns in the community.
Featured Staff Q & A
Title IX Coordinator for Harvard College
Q1. Can you play an instrument? I have played piano for a long time, and recently love trying to learn pop/rock songs to play loudly and badly on my keyboard.
Q2. What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? When I am not working I love taking road trips to explore new parts of New England and beyond with our pup, Josephine.
Q3. What do you enjoy about the work you do? I love bringing people to the table to understand and address the impact of gender-based discrimination and harassment on the student experience, and getting people excited about the work that can be done.
Resources and Support
Are you unsure about your concentration choice or career trajectory? Do you need advice navigating research, internships, graduate school applications, interpersonal relationships, or more? Want to meet other women in diverse STEM fields at Harvard? If so, then you should participate in the Harvard College Women's Center's, Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (WiSTEM) Mentorship Program.
Are you seeking support as an undocumented student, a student with DACA, or as a student from a mixed status family? We have resources and support staff across the university who can assist you as you transition to campus, navigate the day-to-day experience of a student life, and get connected to academic supports, career advisement, and legal services.