In front of green leaves and a brick building, Christina Woo stands in a row of her lab members with another row seated in front. The shot captures an informal moment: Woo and her diverse group of lab members smile and laugh, looking around at each other
Assistant Professor Christina Woo (top center in a light blue button down) and her lab members, caught in a moment of levity












We know diversity—of backgrounds, perspectives, and abilities—is crucial to solving the increasingly complex problems of our modern world. We strive to build an inclusive environment that attracts and supports talented individuals of all racial, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and disabilities, so our community can continue to make valuable discoveries and improve our world.

The University offers a number of resources, groups, and educational opportunities to help our diverse communities thrive and grow and to encourage our entire community to confront ingrained biases and engage with colleagues in a meaningful way.

Found a resource we don't list below? Or can't find one to fit your needs? Let us know!

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. We seek to create a safe and inclusive space for individuals of all gender and sexual identities.

Click here to learn more

Diversity at GSAS

At GSAS, we understand that diversity is important to sustaining Harvard's excellence as an academic institution. We strive to create an inclusive environment where all students can thrive and grow academically and personally. We welcome applications from all groups underrepresented in graduate education, particularly Black and African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Native Americans, and native Pacific islanders: Click here to learn more.

GSAS Student Groups can help connect you with a community of like-minded individuals. 

Diversity Peer Educators

Diversity Peer Educators (DPEs) are trained student facilitators who utilize their passion for inclusion, intersectionality, and social justice to help create a better Harvard community. Through dialogue DPEs center student voices and help develop brave spaces where students can show up for each other, share their identities and connect through both commonality and difference.

Click here to learn more

Harvard College Women's Center

Designed as a space for community building, the Harvard College Women's Center creates opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumnae to explore women's and gender issues, forge connections, and promote mutual understanding around women’s advancement. The Women’s Center provides community-enriching activities through conferences, workshops, mentorship, student organization grants, and networking events.

Click here to learn more

Harvard Women in Chemistry

Dedicated to addressing issues concerning the quality of life for women in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, the all-inclusive Harvard Women in Chemistry (HWIC) group schedules lunches with eminent female scientists, organizes networking opportunities with both academic scientists and female leaders in industry, encourages recruitment of women, and scientists who support women, to the CCB Graduate program, and more.

Click here to learn more

Low-Income and First Generation Students

Student Advocates in the Dean of Students Office serve as a resource and key supporter for students who may need additional help making the transition from high school to Harvard.

In addition, Undergraduate Advising Resources & Support are available to help first-generation students navigate the process of attending college by connecting them with peers and with mentors who have blazed the trail already.

National Organization for Black Chemists

The mission of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) is to build an eminent cadre of successful diverse global leaders in STEM and advance their professional endeavors by adding value to their academic, development, leadership, and philanthropic endeavors throughout the life-cycle of their careers. To that end we have established educational partnerships with school districts, municipalities, businesses, universities, and other organizations in the public and private sectors to provide and support local, regional, national, and global programs that assist people of color in fully realizing their potential in academic, professional, and entrepreneurial pursuits in chemistry, chemical engineering, and allied fields.

Click here to learn more

The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations

The Harvard Foundation seeks to increase opportunities for individuals of all races and cultures to participate fully in the life of the College. Through events, activities, and other programming, we promote interracial and intercultural awareness and understanding.

Click here to learn more

Racial Discrimination

If you experience or observe racial discrimination in the Harvard community, Speak Up! Contact the Office of Diversity and Belonging immediately.

Other resources:

For a comprehensive list of resources and information, see CCB's Statement in Solidarity following the police killing of George Floyd.

Sexual Assault Prevention & Response

The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response cultivates a healthier, safer environment for all our students, staff, and faculty through the intersectional promotion of gender equity. They provide compassionate support to individuals, significant others, and families who have experienced harm or oppression.

Title IX

The Title IX Office contributes to a more inclusive Harvard by ensuring that no one experiences discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or gender identity.

Undocumented Students Support

There are a number of resources available for undocumented students at Harvard College. Here you'll find resources available on campus and in the communityresources for parentsadditional resources, as well as a list of frequently asked questions.

Click here to learn more