Support Services

The Office of Student Affairs is the primary resource for student support services at HGSE. 

The HGSE Student Handbook contains important information for all HGSE students.

Academic Support

The services of the Bureau of Study Counsel (BSC) include academic counseling, workshops and discussions, peer tutoring, the Harvard Course in Reading and Study Strategies, and self-help materials in the BSC’s Cranium Corner and on the website. BSC services are designed to support you in your efforts to learn and grow and engage in the educational opportunities available to you at Harvard. (open through December 2019)

Academic Resource Center (ARC) - The Academic Resource Center (ARC) at Harvard University exists to support the academic mission by ensuring every student has full access to the transformative power of a liberal arts and sciences education. The ARC is committed to empowering students to reach their full academic potential in an inclusive and equitable academic environment. Using evidence-based methods and drawing on recent research in learning assistance, the ARC supports Harvard’s students in developing reading strategies, time management skills, and metacognitive approaches to learning. Students will have access to consultations, workshops, academic coaching, peer tutoring, and skills-based resources.

Academic Writing Services, supported by Gutman Library, are designed to assist HGSE students in the acquisition of clear and cogent writing skills.

The EdVising website contains information related to a number of different academic topics that students may find useful.

Counseling and Mental Health

HUHS Counseling and Mental Health: Students receive comprehensive outpatient care for a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, crisis management, transitional issues, grief, and eating, sexual, or relationship concerns.

Physical Health & Wellbeing

Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) are available to all members of the Harvard community.

The Center for Wellness and Health Promotion promotes the lifelong health and well-being of those in the Harvard community.

Harvard University Recreation - Harvard offers a number of ways in which students can stay in shape while they are attending. Hemenway Gymnasium, Blodgett Pool Center, and the Malkin Athletic Center are all facilities that are available to HGSE students. In order to utilize these privileges, students must purchase membership. These memberships allow you to access all of the above mentioned facilities as well as the opportunity to sign up for a number of group fitness classes offered throughout the semester. Click here to purchase a membership.

Religious Life

Harvard Chaplains: The Harvard Chaplains are a professional community of more than thirty chaplains, representing many of the worlds religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions, who share a collective commitment to serving the spiritual needs of the students, faculty, and staff of Harvard University. Many opportunities exist for worship, spiritual conversation, study, prayer, and service to society.

Memorial Church: Through worship and ministry outreach, MemChurch aims to promote justice and mercy by confronting life's challenges, differences, and our own imperfections with courage, empathy, and an ethic of love. By doing so, the Memorial Church seeks to educate minds, expand hearts, and enrich lives.