• American Civil Liberties Union

    The HLS ACLU is a student-run organization. The chapter aims to advance and promote awareness of civil liberties and constitutional rights on the Harvard campus by hosting speakers and organizing events throughout the school year. We focus on core issues of freedom of speech and religion, racial justice, privacy, women’s rights, and LGBTQ rights, and many more issue areas. ACLU members assist state ACLU branches, the national ACLU, and other organizations in research and advocacy relating to civil rights and civil liberties issues.
  • Student Government

    Our mission on campus is to defend the welfare of the Student Body, advocate for policy changes for the benefit of the Student Body, and promote shared student governance.
  • Advocates for Education

    The HLS Advocates for Education (A4E) is a student-run organization at Harvard Law School. We are an organization of students who are passionate about improving our nation’s education system and dedicated to raising awareness about current issues in education law and policy. A4E brings together students interested in these issues with practicing lawyers, policymakers, educators, and advocates. We seek to encourage greater understanding and participation by hosting various speakers and events throughout the year.
  • Phillips Brooks House Association

    As a student-run organization, PBHA draws upon the creative initiative of students and community members to foster collaboration that empowers individuals and communities.
  • Community Development Project

    Harnesses the academic and professional resources of Harvard University to facilitate civic engagement in community and economic development projects in underserved communities.
  • Social Innovation and Change Initiative

    Our mission is to develop research, pedagogical content, and educational programs that help students, social innovators, and organizations around the world, navigate the challenges of initiating and implementing social change.
  • Harvard STS Circles

    The STS Circle at Harvard is a group of doctoral students and recent PhDs who are interested in creating a space for interdisciplinary conversations about contemporary issues in science and technology that are relevant to people in fields such as anthropology, history of science, sociology, STS, law, government, public policy, and the natural sciences.
  • The Future Society

    The Future Society focuses on policy research, executive education, convening and incubation.
  • SLATE: Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence

    Created to reaffirm the Kennedy School's commitment to top performance in professional education, ensuring that HKS faculty match their intellectual distinction with a mastery of classroom skills.
  • QueerEd

    QueerEd's mission is fourfold: 1) to support the study of gender and sexuality by master's and doctoral students during their time at HGSE; 2) to promote awareness of issues at the intersections of sexuality and gender with race, class, ethnicity, immigrant status, ability level, and education; 3) to provide an outlet for the concerns of LGBTQ persons at HGSE 4) to build a welcoming and flourishing community for LGBTQ students and allies at HGSE
  • Petey Greene HGSE

    Empowering incarcerated students to achieve their own academic goals by bringing trained tutors into correctional facilities.
  • Pan-Asian Coalition for Education (PACE)

    The Pan Asian Coalition for Education (PACE) recognizes the need to address issues of education amongst students of Pan Asian descent. The purpose of PACE is to serve the local Pan Asian community, to support and develop as a community within HGSE, and to raise awareness of Pan Asian issues within education and social justice to the wider HGSE and Harvard community
  • Leading for English Learners

    English Learners (ELs) comprise one of the largest achievement gaps in the U.S. While English Learners have received a lot of attention recently in legislation, educators and community members know little about these policy changes and educational supports that will help this group thrive. Due to language barriers and cultural differences, EL families are often left without a voice in advocating for change. Leaders in education, therefore, need to be equipped to advocate for this group. In pursuit of preparing future leaders in education, the mission of Leading for English Learners is to lead conversations across HGSE around EL students. We advocate for equitable opportunities for ELs by opening dialogues from multiple angles, from administration to policy to teaching.
  • LEAD

    LEAD convenes to explore the research and practice of Organizational Behavior, Personal Leadership Development, and the Teaching of Leadership. Our three goals are: 1. To enhance our members’ knowledge & practice in these areas, 2. prepare our members for diverse careers 3. encourage ongoing professional and social cross-pollination amongst our members.
  • Latin America Education Forum (LAEF)

    The mission of the Latin America Education Forum (LAEF) is to provide a collaborative space for students interested in exploring current education issues relevant to the region through study, outreach, and fieldwork. We hope to raise awareness about education in the context of Latin American societies by providing venues for discussion and resource sharing in the Harvard community.
  • Higher Education Student Association (HESA)

    The Higher Education Student Association (HESA) is an organization devoted to enriching the lives of students interested in higher education and reflecting on diversity and inclusion in our environment through speakers, professional development, community service, and social events.
  • HGSE STEAM Team

    STEAM Team is a student-led effort to ignite communications between disparate fields in research, business and industry. Our focus is broad, but our starting point is in uniting the Arts with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). We will collaborate to create learning opportunities for our STEAM Team members, HGSE, and our community.
  • HGSE Rural Educators Alliance

    We intend to create a space for students interested in rural education to discuss some of the challenges facing rural schools today and how we can utilize the tools provided to us through HGSE to be effective change makers in those spaces. Additionally, we will raise awareness throughout HGSE of the conversations around rural schools in order to ensure that all HGSE students have the knowledge of rural schools necessary in order to bring that into their future work.
  • HGSE Early Childhood Community

    The HGSE Early Childhood Community is a space for all students interested in early childhood. We aim to engage our community in discussions about early childhood development and education, and to connect students with the resources they need to be change-makers in the field.
  • China Education Symposium

    The China Education Symposium (CES) was founded in 2010 by students at Harvard and has been officially recognized by the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) ever since. Our mission is to provide a platform for students, scholars, policy makers, and frontline practitioners to come together, discuss, and support the development of education in China. Currently, we have more than 2000 members domestically and internationally and 8000 followers on social media. Our organization particularly attracts those who are passionate about and are committed to making a difference in the current educational landscape of China.