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 staff in the Dean of Students Office (DSO) are committed to creating an environment of inclusion and belonging, the DSO also has a branch of dedicated staff who work specifically around issues of diversity and social change. This part of the DSO is called the Office for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI), which contains a team of staff working within three partner offices.

What is the Office for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion? 

  • Office of Diversity & Inclusion 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.
  • Office of 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.

How can I Contact Offices Within EDI? 

Office of Diversity & Inclusion
Grays Hall, Ground Level, Cambridge, MA 02138

Office of BGLTQ Student Life
Grays Hall, Ground Level, Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard College Women's Center
Canaday Hall, B Entry, Cambridge, MA 02138

View our staff listing to meet staff members from each office.