Inclusion & Belonging

We work to foster an environment of learning, belonging, and self-exploration where all students can thrive. 

 


BLACK LIVES MATTER

Anti-Racism: Learning, Healing, and Taking Action

We offer the following resources for all DSO staff or Harvard College community members who want to educate themselves about this complex and painful reality and how you can take action. These resources are sourced from Harvard College students, student organizations, DSO staff, and offices within the DSO.

View anti-racism resources

 

Take Action: Fighting Anti-Blackness

The Harvard College Women's Center has a list of resources dedicated to fighting anti-Black racism. There is also a Google form for you to submit additional resources that the Women's Center will then post to their website for all community members to access. 

View the resource bank

2020-21 Dean of Students Office Goals

This year the Dean of Students Office will work intentionally to become an antiracist organization. 

View our goals

 
EDI Interns took a group photo with staff at the September training.

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. 

Learn about our team

Inclusion and Belonging at Harvard

Quoffice Team

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. 

Visit the BGLTQ Website

Interns at a W.C. fair.

Women's Center

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. 

Visit the Women's Center website

LL Cool J Receiving a Prize.

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.

Visit the Harvard Foundation website

Group of ODES student interns, knowns as Diversity Peer Educators

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.

Visit the ODES website

Harvard building in the sunset.

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.

Visit College Title IX Website

Featured Staff Q & A

Erin Clark

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.

Erin's headshot smiling.

Resources and Support

WiSTEM

Women in STEM
 

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. 

Staff at a study break event!

Undocumented Students
 

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.

Joseph McDonough at AFROTC drill

Military Affiliates
 

Are you considering what support Harvard offers to students with a military background or with future plans to serve? A dedicated Program Manager for Military Student Services will share resources and programs to aid your transition to academic and residential life on campus.