Our Mission 

Diversity is a source of strength and defining characteristic of Harvard College. Our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion enhances our mission and solidifies our distinctive national identity as a place of excellence and innovation. We seek to foster understanding, community and belonging, but more importantly, we commit to living out our values as an inclusive community through a broad array of programs and initiatives that permanently embed diversity and inclusion in the fabric of Harvard College’s academic, residential, and work environments.

While all of us in the Office of Student Life are committed to creating an environment of inclusion and belonging, we also have a dedicated team of staff who work specifically around issues of diversity and social change.

What is the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion? 

  • Diversity Education and Support provides support and resources for undocumented students, first-generation college students, foster youth, bias reporting, support for student conferences, Intergroup Dialogue, Diversity Peer Educators, and Race Relations tutors and proctors.
  • BGLTQ Student Life provides support, resources, and leadership development for bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and questioning students. 
  • Harvard College Women's Center promotes gender equity by raising awareness of women’s and gender issues, developing women’s leadership, and celebrating women who challenge, motivate, and inspire.

Who is the Office for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion?