Diversity & Inclusion
Harvard fosters a living and learning environment where you can celebrate your individuality—and where you can explore the shared ideas and experiences that connect us all. You'll soon find that our differences don't divide us. Instead, our community is strengthened by the diverse perspectives, interests, and identities of its members.
Harvard's commitment to diversity in all forms is rooted in our fundamental belief that engaging with unfamiliar ideas, perspectives, cultures, and people creates the conditions for dramatic and meaningful growth.
Diversity Education & Support
The Office of Diversity Education & Support educates members of the Harvard community about equity and inclusion, offers support for those who are experiencing issues related to identity and belonging, and hosts events and programs that foster dialogue and engagement around diversity.
Low-Income and First Generation Students
Student Advocates in the Dean of Students Office serve as a resource and key supporter for students who may need additional help making the transition from high school to Harvard.
In addition, Undergraduate Advising Resources & Support are available to help first-generation students navigate the process of attending college by connecting them with peers and with mentors who have blazed the trail already.
Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging
Established in 2016, this task force was charged with reviewing Harvard's progress toward creating an inclusive environment.
The Title IX Office contributes to a more inclusive Harvard by ensuring that no one experiences discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or gender identity.
Sexual Assault Prevention & Response
The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response cultivates a healthier, safer environment for all our students, staff, and faculty through the intersectional promotion of gender equity. They provide compassionate support to individuals, significant others, and families who have experienced harm or oppression.
Accessible Education Office
The Accessible Education Office helps to ensure Harvard's campus and buildings are fully accessible for students, staff, and faculty members with disabilities.