The Office of Diversity Education & Support aims to provide education and support to advance our mission of helping foster a more inclusive Harvard community through building understanding and fostering belonging for our students across academic, residential, and work environments. We do this through a variety of Signature Programs.
Diversity Peer Educators (DPE) Program - a professional development internship program for 20 passionate and dedicated undergraduate students who receive year-long training from Diversity Education & Support staff. This specialized training enables DPEs to facilitate interactive workshops, lead dialogue groups, and organize House and Dorm events that address a wide range of issues related to identity, inclusion and belonging among their College peers. Learn more at our Diversity Peer Educator page.
Diversity Dialogue Series - An opportunity for undergraduate students to be in conversation with each other about trending topics which hold particular relevance to them and the diverse identities they represent. Facilitated by our Diversity Peer Educators.
Engaged Scholarship & Social Justice Undergraduate Research Conference - In partnership with Phillips Brooks House, this national undergraduate research conference provides an opportunity for student scholars to be in academic discourse and dialogue about their own research which focuses on challenges facing society with regard to equity and inclusion, and historically marginalized and under-represented communities. The conference seeks to bring together students, faculty and staff to celebrate the engaged scholarship, and reflective learning of our students.
Intimate Conversations - An opportunity for students to be in conversation with faculty as they share elements of their own identities and experiences; the ways in which their personal and professional journeys have been interconnected; and the lessons they’ve learned about themselves and community along the way. Students have an opportunity to learn from and engage with faculty outside of the classroom.