Black Student Ministries
Black Student Ministries at the Memorial Church of Harvard University is a newly created student organization that provides a multi-denominational worship experience drawing deeply from the richness and diversity of Black Church traditions. Our Spirit-led worship services and passionate faith community seeks to provide a space of grace, acceptance, restoration, and inspiration for all Black students at Harvard. Our space is one that unequivocally affirms that all Black Lives Matter.
Black Student Ministries desires to have a strong presence and to positively impact our campus through preaching, teaching, and weekly fellowship. Through the ministry of proclamation, praise, and prayer, we hope to offer a place of worship where all can experience the power and presence of God through Jesus in an authentic atmosphere of acceptance, love, and grace.
Graduate Student Council (GSC)
The Graduate Student Council (GSC) is the student government organization represent- ing all students in GSAS. The GSC awards travel and research grants, sponsors graduate student groups (GSGs) and graduate student organizations (DGSOs), selects courses for January@GSAS mini-courses, organizes social events such as the Pub Crawl, and organizes the annual Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Awards.
GSC meetings are held on the rst Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., followed by pizza, in the Graduate Student Lounge on the second oor of Dudley House. Depart- mental representation and student participation are vital to the group’s success.
Harvard Black Graduate Student Alliance
The Harvard Black Graduate Student Alliance (HBGSA), formerly known as the Black Graduate Alliance, is an officially recognized Harvard University-wide student group. In its sixth year, the organization was created to foster a greater sense of unity among the various Black communities across all of the Harvard University Graduate schools.
Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (HGWISE)
HGWISE is a graduate student organization supported by GSAS. The mission of HGWISE is to provide networking, professional development, and social events for female graduate students in the sciences and engineering. Included among these activi- ties is a mentoring program where students are matched with faculty mentors. Other events organized by HGWISE include coffee hours with faculty, professional development seminars and discussions on graduate school and different career paths, and vari- ous social activities.
Harvard GSAS Latinx Student Association
Harvard GSAS Latinx Student Association is an interdisciplinary organization committed to building community and providing intellectual and social support among students currently enrolled in graduate programs at Harvard University. During the academic year, the association encourages community building through academic, social, and community engagement events. The association also provides members a space to meet and discuss the graduate school experience.
LGBTQ @ GSAS
LGBTQ @ GSAS provides a community and safe space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer graduate students. We ensure that LGBTQ voices have an established and respected place within the graduate community and Harvard's administration. Our monthly events include fun social gatherings, educational workshops on LGBTQ topics, activism to engage with real-world issues, and professional development in various fields. LGBTQ @ GSAS is an intersectional organization, recognizing and celebrating the multitude of experiences within the LGBTQ community. We consciously support LGBTQ students from many ethnic, class, and religious backgrounds, and spread awareness that intersectional identities are greater than the sum of their parts.
Minority Biomedical Scientists of Harvard (MBSH)
A student organization of the Division of Medical Sciences, GSAS’s interfaculty PhD program with Harvard Medical SchoolMBSHarvard@gmail.com
MBSH supports the career development of biomedical scientists from groups traditionally underrepresented in academic departments at Harvard and its af liated institu- tions by building a networking, mentoring, and mutually invigorating society to support the growth of successful scienti c careers. Fundamental to this vision is the belief that the fabric of career planning, the art of advancement, and the intellectual and spiritual excitement of science bene t from the dialogue between undergraduate and graduate student-scientists, medical students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty.
Through workshops and networking events with graduates based in academia and industry, MBSH offers professional development opportunities for members that hone various skills, such as grant writing and presentation skills, as well as other activities required for excellence in the competitive world of the biomedical sciences. The group also conducts outreach to grammar and high school students as well as college undergraduates to encourage them to consider careers in biomedical science.