Our Mission 

The mission of the Office of Diversity Education and Support is to cultivate a more inclusive College community, and enhance the personal growth of our students by providing specialized training, consultation, and facilitated dialogue, and programming on issues related to identity, inclusion, and belonging. We further carry out the ideals of inclusion and belonging by providing one-to-one support to students from historically underrepresented or marginalized backgrounds.   


Our Vision

Diversity is a source of strength and a defining characteristic of Harvard College.  Our commitment to inclusion and belonging enhances our mission and solidifies our distinctive national identity as a place of excellence and innovation. Through our programs and initiatives, we aim to enhance students’ awareness and understanding of the diverse identities and experiences of their peers, and foster greater connection and engagement with each other across differences. 



ODES First-Year Student Faculty Dinner in November of 2019