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Diversity and Inclusion

We all belong here

Together, we strive to create an environment that values diversity, promotes an inclusive culture, and establishes a profound sense of belonging for each member of our community.

2020-21 Community Update

Explore how far we've come and what's next in our journey toward inclusive excellence.

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Where one begins does not determine where one ends. If you are here, you belong here."

Sherri Ann Charleston, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer


One of the nation’s leading experts in diversity and higher education, Sherri leads Harvard’s Office for Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging as the University’s chief diversity and inclusion officer.

Sherri Charleston

“Harvard must address diversity, inclusion, and belonging as an institution. We have made necessary and important progress, but there is much to be done if we hope to address the many dimensions of racism—and the effects they have on our community and our society.”

Lawrence S. Bacow, President of Harvard University

Katie Lapp

“Diversity and inclusion are essential values embedded in the recruitment, development, and engagement of our employees who enable the University’s teaching and research work.”

Katie Lapp
Executive vice president

Alan Garber

“Our diversity has enriched every facet of the work that we do at Harvard, and will continue to strengthen our community in the years to come.”

Alan M. Garber
Provost and chief academic officer


Harvard Culture Lab’s Changemakers conversation series explores new ideas, innovations, and inspirations as we build a culture of inclusion in higher education and beyond.

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