Harvard will be the world’s recognized leader in inclusive excellence by fostering a campus culture
where everyone can thrive

  • Community Space Coffee Chats


    Back by popular demand, the community spaces for affinity groups will be open weekly and offered through May. These coffee chat sessions will feature open agendas and create space for flexible conversation and community. All members of the Harvard community, including students, staff, faculty, postdocs, research fellows, and academic personnel, are welcome.


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    Community Dialogue Series:

    Free Speech & Mutual Respect


    Join First Amendment experts Erwin Chemerinsky and Emerson Sykes for a deep dive on the topic of Free Speech and Mutual Respect: How can we have dialogue across difference. The conversation will be co-moderated by Free Speech scholar and Fellow in Residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics Sigal Ben-Porath and Harvard’s Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Sherri Ann Charleston.


  • Harvard Guides & Toolkits


    The Office for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging has created a set of guides and toolkits to help further inclusive excellence at Harvard. 

    Learn More

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    Sexial Assault Awareness Month


    Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) was first observed nationally in April, 2001; however, advocates for sexual assault prevention became visible around the 1940's and 1950's. Learn more about how to help prevent sexual violence in-person and online.

    SAAM Events

  • Community Dialogue Series:

    A Conversation with Jeff Flake


    Join a conversation with former US Senator and six term member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Arizona Jeff Flake for a discussion on national leadership, the state of conservative ideology and achieving consensus in a hyper-partisan political environment. The discussion will explore Senator Flake’s past legislative experience, lessons learned from bipartisan compromises and his thoughts on the future of national politics.


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Where Everyone Can Thrive

Harvard University is committed to fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive, a key to which is ensuring that we each experience a profound sense of inclusion and belonging. 
To that end, as a reminder, our established core values are as follows:

Harvard's five core values:

Harvard community members are encouraged to always model our values of inclusion and excellence no matter where they are. Especially during difficult and uncertain times — whether locally, nationally, or internationally— let us always choose empathy and kindness, while rejecting hate and honoring the rights, differences, and dignity of others.

Click here for regular updates and news from ODIB

What is Inclusive Excellence?

A community that draws on the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity. One that fully embraces individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

Learn more about Inclusive Excellence at Harvard