Diversity and Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) encompasses the intersectionality of the human experience and includes qualities such as race, gender, ethnicity, physical ability, nationality, age, religion, sexual orientation, first generation status in higher education, economic status, and veteran status. These and other important socially and historically marginalized attributes reflect the complexity of our increasingly diverse student body, local community, and worldwide population.

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) is committed to providing a welcoming environment for our diverse community and we seek to promote and celebrate the various identities, thoughts and experiences that our students bring to campus.


The goal of Diversity and Inclusion in the Office of Student Affairs, is to be a resource for our graduate students to help make their experience at HGSE richer, safer, and more personally rewarding.

We will provide an inclusive setting for discussions, events, and support on the issues of diversity. It is a place to come to talk about concerns or questions as well as bring ideas to create programming, informal discussions, conferences and community wide events that celebrate the richness of the HGSE community