EDIB at Harvard

Across campus, there are many examples of the community actively pursuing inclusive excellence through our equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging efforts

  • January 2022 - EDIB Spotlight

    MLK Commemorative Lecture at Harvard

    MLK Commemorative Lecture at Harvard

    Each fall the Harvard community will acknowledge and celebrate an individual who, through activism, advocacy, scholarship, or service, has helped to advance the work that inspired Dr. King to act and lead.  Nominations for the 2022 lecture are open. 

    Learn more & submit a nominee

  • DIB Spotlight

    Harvard Libraries: Confronting Anti-Black Racism

    As a memory organization facilitating learning and research, the library, “has a responsibility to document the persisting injustices of our current time, and to surface the stories of the past that are not yet told, all with the hope of a better future." This website curates Harvard research and resources on the history of racism in the United States and its impact on Black communities. The goal is to introduce and explore a continuous knowledge loop of scholarship, library resources, and real-world experiences of Black Americans.

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    Next Gen Initiative

    The Next Gen Initiative utilizes technology to align, consolidate, and enhance institutional support and community building pathways for all Harvard undergraduate and graduate students who are the first in their families to pursue a degree in the U.S and/or are from underresourced or underserved backgrounds.

    Learn more

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    Harvard Library Anti-Racism Book & Film Club

    Join a community discussion of anti-black racism through topics presented in our monthly selection of books and film. Conversations will be facilitated by Harvard graduate student fellows and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Library, Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging.

    Learn more

    Anti-Black Racism Book & Film Club

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    Race Research and Policy Portal

    RRAPP is a FREE online resource dedicated to summarizing and promoting research publications on diversity, racial equity and antiracist organizational change in private, public and non-profit firms and entities. Many of RRAPP’s resources highlight academic studies, which are often hidden behind subscription paywalls and are subsequently underutilized. RRAPP helps changemakers learn and find the tools they need.

    View the portal

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    Initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery

    The presidential initiative on Harvard and the Legacy of Slavery, announced by Harvard President Larry Bacow in November of 2019 and anchored at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, is an effort to understand and address the enduring legacy of slavery within our University community. It is guided by a Presidential Committee, chaired by Radcliffe Dean Tomiko Brown-Nagin, who is also the Daniel P.S. Paul Professor of Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School and a professor of history in Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

    Learn more

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    HKS DIB digital bookshelf


    The Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Library is a collection of books, films, and other resources selected by the Harvard Kennedy School Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (ODIB) and Library & Knowledge Services (LKS).

    View the digital bookshelf

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    This Is How You Say My Name

    The Culture Lab Innovation fund (CLIF) helped fund a name recording tool that allows the Harvard community to record their name in my.harvard and the Harvard directory.

    Search the Harvard Directory


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    HBS Plan for Racial Equity

    At HBS the Dean, Senior Associate Deans, and senior staff of Harvard Business School—along with the entire community of HBS faculty, staff, students, and alumni—are resolved to take the following actions to promote racial equity on our campus and in the world.

    View the plan


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    Teachly is a web application developed at the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) to help faculty teach more effectively and inclusively (more details below). It has now been used by over 100 faculty members at HKS, HGSE and HCSPH. Learn more by visiting the website teachly.me

  • Messages from Leadership

    Larry Bacow

    Inclusion and belonging, in my mind, is partly about building community. It’s about helping people to see themselves as part of Harvard when they look at Harvard. Great institutions find ways of capitalizing on the full range of ideas, experiences, backgrounds, and personalities to create a great community. Ultimately, diversity not only makes Harvard a more interesting place, it enhances the learning environment for everyone.
    Lawrence S. Bacow, President of Harvard University

  • Messages from Leadership

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    I am thrilled to see the groundswell of work that already exists at Harvard, and I look forward to synthesizing and integrating the University’s many effective diversity and inclusion efforts into a visible, innovative strategy for enhancing diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and belonging across campus. I fundamentally believe that many of the challenges that we face in higher education relative to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging have answers rooted in applied research. We must work together in the field to find them.
    Sherri Ann Charleston, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

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  • Messages from Leadership

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    We are committed to a just Harvard and a just world where all people’s rights and dignity are respected and honored. No one should be harmed or denied an equal opportunity to thrive because of their race, sex, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or religion. Our commitment reflects the moral responsibility that everyone owes to one another and recognizes that true excellence and human flourishing are possible only by fully including people of all backgrounds and lived experiences.
    Excerpt from 10.30.20 message from University Leadership


The resources listed here range from University-wide offices and School/Unit-based departments to role specific organizations and resource groups. Reporting of specific incidents should be directed to the offices above. If you know of an additional campus resource that is not listed here, please let us know by emailing edib@harvard.edu

University Resources

Academic Resource Center

Employee Resource Groups

Faculty Resources

Harvard College Specific Support

Office of Diversity Education and Support

Office of BGLTQ Life

The Harvard Foundation

Harvard Chaplains

Harvard University Counseling and Mental Health Services

Website and CAMHS has four locations:

  • Smith Campus Center, 4th Floor, 617-495-2042
  • Harvard Law School, Pound Hall, 617-495-4414
  • Longwood area, Vanderbilt Hall, 617-432-1370

Harvard University Health Services Behavioral Health

  • Website
  • Behavioral Health is located on the 4th Floor of the Smith Campus Center.
  • Phone: 617-495-2323

Harvard University Health Services

Website and HUHS has four locations:

  • Smith Campus Center, 617-495-5711
  • Harvard Law School, Pound Hall, 617-495-4414
  • Longwood area, Vanderbilt Hall, 617-432-1370

BGLTQ Health Support at HUHS

Harvard University Health Services is committed to supporting the health and wellness needs of the BGLTQ community.

Harvard University Police Department

  • Website
  • URGENT: 617-495-1212
  • Business: 617-495-1215

Office for Dispute Resolution

Office for Gender Equity - SHARE

Office for Gender Equity

University Disability Resources

University Ombudsman Office



Related Sites, Groups, Organizations, and Centers

Centers and Institutes

Employee Assistance Program

  • Website
  • Phone: 877-EAP-HARV (877-327-4278) 24 hours a day

Equity Fellows

Harvard Diversity and Diversity Related Links

One Queer Harvard

One Queer Harvard

One Queer Harvard is an initiative for all LGBTQIA+ Harvard affiliates, coordinating among leadership of queer groups across Harvard and advocating on behalf of the queer community. 

Email: onequeerharvard@gmail.com

Organizations with a Diversity Focus

American Council on Education (A.C.E.)

American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) and Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs)

Asian Pacific American Librarians Association (APALA)

Association for Women in Science (AWIS)

Association of Pacific Americans in Higher Education

Association on Higher Education And Disability

Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA)

Black Women Lawyers' Association (BWLA)

Cambridge Health Alliance

Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA)

City of Boston Commission for Persons with Disabilities

Consortium of Higher Education Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Professionals

Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Diverse: Issues in Higher Education

Gay Lesbian Advocated and Defenders (GLAD)


Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)

Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA)

Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA)

LGBTQ in Higher Education

Massachusetts Association of Hispanic Attorneys (MAHA)

Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association

Massachusetts Black Librarians Network

National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA)

National Association of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCCHE)

National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)

National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS)

National LGBT Bar Association

National Science Foundation Office of Diversity and Inclusion

National Society of Black Enginneers (NESBE)

Network Q-LGBTQ MBAs

New England Higher Education Resource Council

Operation A.B.L.E. of Greater Boston - Operation A.B.L.E.

Q Research Institute for Higher Education

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

The American Society of Hispanic Economists (ASHE)

The Center for the Advancement of Hispanics in Science and Engineering Education (CAHSEE)

The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education (JBHE)

The Partnership

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

Trans Task Force (TTF)

TTF is a community that centers trans and gender non-conforming people. 

Email: transtaskforce@gmail.com

Undocumented at Harvard

Resources and information for undocumented members of the Harvard University community

Website: https://undocumented.harvard.edu/

Belonging is the experience that flows from participating fully in the chances Harvard offers to learn, to create, to discover, and to achieve.