Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DIB) provides strategic leadership, partnership, and programs to advance our DIB goals and support students, staff, faculty, and researchers from diverse backgrounds. We oversee the development, implementation, and ongoing evaluation of the SEAS Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Strategic Plan.

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SEAS uses the following working definitions of diversity, inclusion, and belonging:

Diversity is reflected in the number of people from varying backgrounds, experiences, identities, and perspectives. It includes but is not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, ability, age, religion, political viewpoint, nationality, citizenship, language, veteran status, and the intersection of these various identities.

Inclusion refers to respecting differences and is reflected in how the School’s structure, policies, practices, and people fully engage individuals of all backgrounds, experiences, and identities. Inclusion also encompasses each individual’s ability to thrive at SEAS and achieve academic and professional excellence. 

As described in the 2018 Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging Report, belonging is "the experience that flows from participating fully in the chances Harvard offers to learn, to create, to discover, and to achieve. The experience of belonging also supports full embrace of the responsibilities of stewardship that we all have for the ongoing improvement of our community.”

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Where to find us

Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Pierce Hall 

Office 107F

29 Oxford St

Cambridge, MA 02138

diversity@seas.harvard.edu