Commencement 2021

    Celebrating Our Graduates

    Congratulations to all our graduating students and to all students completing the academic year. Your patience, perseverance, and commitment to your studies over the past year exemplify the best of Harvard's values. Though we may be apart, all members of our community join in our admiration, congratulations, and well wishes. 

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    LGBTQ+ Events

    June is Pride Month! Join us for one of the events below, all are welcome.

    Juneteenth at Harvard: A celebration of Black freedom, food, and family traditions

    Juneteenth commemorates the end of slavery across the nation and is often celebrated in African American communities with storytelling, cooking special recipes, and reflection on history and fellowship. Harvard University closed on Friday, June 18, 2021, in observance of the holiday. Learn more about the Juneteenth holiday and history.


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    Harvard Graduate School of Design

    The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging was established in spring 2019 to serve as a place of consultation, strategic partnership, and accountability to ensure that all in our community have equitable access to its resources and can share in its benefits.  We seek to be an example of a design community that can hold multiple identities and conflicting perspectives in an engaging and respectful way; one that is thoughtful of diversity and helps people understand how respect and acknowledgement of others allows us to be better design practitioners.

    The mission of...

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    Harvard Heritage Month Work Group

    The Harvard Heritage Month Work Group advises on and develops an annual heritage month and identity acknowledgements calendar.  
    The purpose of the calendar is to: 

    1) acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of historically marginalized groups, 

    2) raise awareness about issues, histories, and traditions that have not been acknowledged widely in curricula and culture, and 

    3) provide Harvard administrators, communications...

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    Heritage Months and Identity Recognitions

    In celebration of the histories and contributions of historically marginalized identities, Harvard commemorates heritage months and identity acknowledgements throughout the year. These recogintions are an opportunity for all members of the community to learn more about the traditions, people, scholarship, history and current experiences of those whose identities have been marginalized.  

    The Harvard Heritage Month...

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    About OEDIB

    The Harvard University Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging works with stakeholders and partners across the University to guide Harvard’s culture toward inclusive excellence.

    Community Dialogue Series

    This series is a University-wide initiative that brings together experts from different viewpoints to discuss critical issues in productive ways and model dialogue across difference.


    Our office works with stakeholders and partners across the University to guide Harvard’s culture toward inclusive excellence

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    OEDIB DEI Commitment Statement

    The following statement articulates OEDIB's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We encourage departments and units across the univiersity to utilize this commitment statement as a model. Consult our DEI Commitment Statement Resource guide for further gudiance

    OEDIB views diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. Our community is made of students, staff, faculty, and postdoctoral researchers who draw from a dynamic range of backgrounds to...

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    Affirmative Action Programs

    Harvard University selects and promotes staff and faculty without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military service, genetic information, or other protected status unrelated to job requirements. Each year, the President and Fellows of Harvard College reaffirm Harvard's commitment to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity in ...

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