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.
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.
CDP is a joint student group comprised of students from the Graduate School of Design and the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Participating students are Masters or Doctoral candidates in any range of degree programs at the GSD and HKS. Throughout the course of the year, students work collaboratively on 1 – 2 projects in the Greater Boston and New England region. CDP members have skills and interests, including: creative strategies for community and civic engagement, innovative urban policy and planning interventions, architecture and urban design, or research and writing. CDP works directly with local governments, organizations, and community members to develop a dynamic work-plan and a clear deliverable for the course of a semester or school year.
Since its formation in 1983, the W. E. B. Du Bois Graduate Society has worked to create inclusive educational environment for historically underrepresented minorities in GSAS. Named after the eminent African American scholar and civil rights leader W. E. B. Du Bois (pronounced "doo-BOYCE"), the first African American to receive a doctoral degree from Harvard University (in 1895), the Society serves as a forum for students to meet and raise concerns about race and ethnicity and provides a social, intellectual, and political institution for minority student activities. It has acted as an umbrella organization to serve the needs of African American, Puerto Rican, Mexican American, and Native American graduate students. Over the years, the goals of the society have been expanded to include fostering interactions with Harvard's minority faculty and administrators, bringing together students from the various departments in GSAS and other graduate schools in the Harvard community, and encouraging more minority undergraduates to consider a career in academia. The mission of the W.E.B. Du Bois Graduate Society will continue to evolve to serve the ever-changing needs of Harvard's minority graduate students and the greater university community.
LGBTQ@GSAS provides a community and safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer graduate students. We ensure that LGBTQ voices have an established and respected place within the graduate community and Harvard's administration. Our monthly events include fun social gatherings, educational workshops on LGBTQ topics, activism to engage with real-world issues, and professional development in various fields. LGBTQ@GSAS is an intersectional organization, recognizing and celebrating the multitude of experiences within the LGBTQ community. We consciously support LGBTQ students from many ethnic, class, and religious backgrounds, and spread awareness that intersectional identities are greater than the sum of their parts.
The Harvard GSAS Student-Parents Organization aims to enrich the academic experience and provide visibility and support for graduate student and postdoctoral fellow parents in GSAS. A robust support system for parents helps create a caring and nurturing environment for the entire Harvard community, encourages and makes possible a healthy work-life balance for student parents, and attracts a diverse, well-rounded, accomplished, and mature pool of graduate students. Our group advocates for increased institutional and financial support for parents, provides a community for Harvard graduate parents, and organizes child-friendly on-campus events.
The Harvard GSAS Science Policy Group is composed of graduate students interested in the intersection between science and policy. We work to engage Harvard science students by hosting networking events, chats with science policy experts, courses, career panels, local trips to government agencies, writing and research opportunities, and an annual visit to Washington, D.C.
HUGHF aims to provide the Harvard undergraduate community with a comprehensive view of global health issues alongside opportunities to actively address them through field work. HUGHF will (1) raise awareness in the Harvard undergraduate community of pressing global health challenges by using meetings as a forum to discuss these issues and disseminating information on pertinent world health topics; (2) provide undergraduates with an expert opinion on confronting global health challenges by hosting dinners, presentations, panel discussions, and conferences with notable experts in the field, both from Harvard faculty and NGOs; (3) engage students in global health field projects abroad under the umbrella of large NGOs and partner organizations, thereby realizing the volunteer potential of an informed Harvard student body.
HealthPALs are a team of student healthcare liaisons between Harvard University Health Services and the campus community. They serve dual roles as educators who help students access and navigate care at Harvard University Health Services and ambassadors who bring student ideas, feedback and experience back to the health system to create meaningful change.
Harvard Health Advocacy Program's mission is to connect Boston youth and Harvard undergraduates with health education and wellness resources so that they may actively pursue a healthy lifestyle. To achieve this goal off-campus, HAP's mentors work with elementary, middle, and high school students to teach hands-on health curricula covering topics such as nutrition, exercise, food advertising, and music and noise induced hearing damage in youth. On-campus, HAP promotes our mission by hosting health-themed study breaks, group exercise socials, and resourceful cooking seminars.
The Harvard College Project for Justice is dedicated to the awareness and advocacy of issues surrounding injustice in the criminal justice system by organizing teach-ins, speaker events, discussions, and public conferences.
SOUTTH is committed to enacting intersectional justice in the American South and redefining the national and elite institutional narratives of the South by highlighting the region's historical and ongoing transformative and diverse people.
SHEATH is dedicated to empowering members of the Harvard community to explore their experiences with love and sex by providing comprehensive programming addressing a wide range of issues relating to sex, relationships, dating, sexual health, and sexuality through SHEATH's conclusive event, Sex Week at Harvard. SHEATH aims to unite diverse members of Harvard's community, as well as the greater Cambridge/Boston community, by promoting open, honest, holistic, culturally competent, and inclusive sexual health education and discussion.
Harvard iGem engages with the public in conversations about the positive and negative potential of synthetic biology applications, to dispel common misconceptions, and gain a better understanding of community concerns. They also mentor budding high school iGEM teams in their research and competition and participate in the iGEM competition where they share their projects with an international audience, connect with other teams of synthetic biologists, relevant companies, and organizations.
Trans Task Force (TTF) is a sub-committee of QSA consisting of both undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty, staff, and alumni at Harvard. It is dedicated to education, awareness, and activism surrounding trans issues.
"FGSU has three main objectives: (1) To facilitate the transition to college for first generation students through initiatives such as providing mentorship networks and sharing academic and social resources among members; (2) To build a community among first generation Harvard students; and (3) To provide the first generation student community a platform to express its voice and to advocate for themselves.
Currently working on a new orientation program for first generation students that is piloting in August "
Act on a Dream is a student-led, student-run organization at Harvard College focused on eradicating the barriers that Undocu+ students (undocumented, DACA, mixed-status family, and other immigrants) face in realizing their full potential. They provide high school and college students with academic resources, advocate for Harvard specific education reform, and organize conferences for general immigration reform and immigration information.