The diverse student body at Harvard University is supported academically and socially through many organizations. The following resources are made available for students with the goal of fostering a nurturing and supportive environment regardless of race, ethnic or cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, or disability status.
Harvard University Accessible Education Office
The Accessible Education Office (AEO) serves students with disabilities in Harvard College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences to ensure equity, inclusion, and access in all areas of student life.
Harvard University Bureau of Study Counsel
The BSC supports each student’s unique experience as they learn, grow, and engage in Harvard’s educational opportunities. Come to the BSC to explore your learning practices, perspectives, and possibilities.
University Disability Services
Harvard University Disability Services (UDS) welcomes students, faculty, staff and visitors with disabilities. UDS provides leadership to University efforts to ensure an accessible, welcoming working and learning environment for individuals with disabilities while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations.
Harvard University Native American Program
Our Mission is to bring together Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students and interested individuals from the Harvard community for the purpose of advancing the well-being of indigenous peoples through self-determination, academic achievement, and community service.
Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life
The Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life provides support, resources, and leadership development for bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and questioning students. Through collaboration with students, staff, and faculty across the College, the Office creates opportunities for fellowship, community building, and thoughtful dialogue.
GSAS Office of Student Affairs
The GSAS Office of Student Affairs is responsible for the welfare of graduate students and monitors their academic status, progress, and discipline. The office also administers leave/travel applications and readmission applications. The assistant director of student affairs also serves as a Title IX coordinator for GSAS and is available to anyone who might have questions or concerns regarding gender-based discrimination or sexual harassment.
W.E.B. Du Bois Graduate Society of GSAS
Since its formation in 1983, the W. E. B. Du Bois Graduate Society of GSAS has worked to create an inclusive educational environment for historically underrepresented minorities in GSAS.
Smooth Transitions provides an introduction to Harvard and the Cambridge/Boston area, including resources for minorities, campus organizations, and off-campus life.