Student Organizations

We have more than 450 student organizations focused on everything from politics and photography to dance and debate. Whatever your interests, you can explore them at Harvard.
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Leadership & Service

Service and leadership programs allow Harvard students to make a difference in the lives of others—and to grow themselves. Our Global Day of Service introduces new students to this approach, and to our neighbors in Cambridge and Boston. By beginning their time at Harvard with humble acts that benefit their new community, students lay the foundation for a lifelong commitment to good citizenship.

Student Organization Center

The Student Organization Center at Hilles offers more than 50,000 square feet of space for student life activities.

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When you've been around as long as we have, you're bound to pick up a few traditions. Here at Harvard, we take pride in keeping them alive and starting new ones as each student class comes and goes. From legends about the origins of the John Harvard statue to Commencement, stories and rituals are constantly shaping the vibrant culture on campus. Here's a peek at some of the traditions that we keep alive to this day.

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