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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.