Leadership & Service
A Spirit of Service
Public service is fundamental to the Harvard experience, and every Harvard student can find ways to incorporate service into their lives. Many campus organizations provide opportunities to volunteer and guidance on getting involved.
Making a Difference
Every student has the opportunity to engage in service to society and to identify how public service fits into his or her life choices. Students can volunteer through a number of public service organizations at Harvard College.
The Harvard Ed Portal
The Harvard Ed Portal offers innovative learning opportunities for all ages through collaborations among Harvard University, Allston-Brighton, and the greater community.
ROTC at Harvard
Harvard and Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) share a long relationship. Army ROTC was established on campus in 1916 and the University was one of the six original partner institutions of Naval ROTC in 1926. To join ROTC at Harvard, cross-register with one of the three service programs: Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, or Navy ROTC.
Office of Career Services
The Office of Career Services (OCS) connects students with careers in philanthropy and corporate responsibility. OCS also helps provide students with funding for post-graduate fellowships and summer internships.
The decision to pursue public interest work is closely aligned with Harvard’s mission; pursuing available funding can help to make this choice more accessible. Many resources are available to Harvard College students at offices across campus; these resources can enable them to take part in rewarding public service activities during or after their studies.