Student Advisory Committee

The Harvard Foundation Student Advisory Committee (SAC) consists of representatives from 62 student organizations that represent the breadth of diversity at the College. 

Any undergraduate student organizations officially recognized by Harvard College with a mission of improving race relations and promoting intercultural awareness and understanding may apply to join the Harvard Foundation Student Advisory Committee. 

Once the organization has been voted in as a member of the Student Advisory Committee by a group of peer representatives and Faculty Advisory Committee members, the organization may submit grant applications for programs and projects that enlighten the Harvard community on aspects of race, culture, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation.

SAC group representatives have a chance to voice their thoughts, ideas, and concerns to the SAC Board, Harvard Foundation director, staff, and interns, their peers, and members of the Faculty Advisory Committee as well as other distinguished individuals of the Harvard community.  SAC meetings provide an important forum for addressing issues that arise throughout the year that often have profound implications for student groups.

The SAC has pioneered several programs to increase dialogue, foster collaboration, better address the needs of member organizations, and to provide a more open and dynamic community for SAC groups to contribute.  These include: a reformed meeting structure, leadership dinners, and collaborative initiatives.