SEAS Helps Establish Three Affinity Group Chapters at Harvard

Goal 2 & Goal 3

What is it?

In 2018, SEAS helped three affinity groups, The National Society of Black Engineers, the Society of Women Engineers, and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers establish their own chapters at Harvard. As a result, the three groups collaborated to establish BRIDGE (“Building Relationships, Increasing Diversity, and Growing Engineers”) Week at SEAS, that brought together students, faculty, staff, and administrators for a week of events highlighting diversity issues in STEM. April 2019 hosted the second annual BRIDGE Week.

What goal(s) does it connect to?

Goal 2: Academic, Professional, and Social Integration

  • Goal 2.1: Academic and Professional Excellence
  • Goal 2.3: Collaboration and Teamwork

Goal 3: Union of Academic Freedom and a Culture of Mutual Respect and Concern

  • Goal 3.1: Trust-building

Why is it important?

The student-led initiative allows for students to have a safe space for a collective of individuals who face similar struggles in their professional and personal lives. Additionally, the BRIDGE Week includes staff, faculty, and students who are not a part of the affinity groups to learn from their peers and engage in conversations/topics/dialogues that are pertinent to creating a healthy and inclusive workplace.

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