The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) takes a holistic approach to graduate life. We believe that happy, engaged graduate students are better, more productive students, and so we have a strong emphasis on the extracurricular needs and interests of students. Students at GSAS have a wide variety of interests outside the classroom, many of which are explored through our Graduate Student Groups (GSG). These groups enrich the graduate student experience through planning programs, events, and creating resources for fellow graduate students.

Graduate Dormitory Council (GDC)

The GSAS Residence Halls are a great place to live while at Harvard. The Graduate Dormitory Council (GDC) is a voluntary student-run organization in GSAS. The main purpose of the GDC is to foster a sense of community among the residents of the GSAS has via various social activities through the year.
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Graduate Student Council (GSC)              

The Harvard Graduate Student Council represents graduate students in academic, administrative, and residential matters for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University, with an increasing focus on lab and labor conditions. Through regular meetings and ongoing dialogue, the GSC brings students together across disciplines in order to raise matters of concern, be they general or specific. We meet with concerned students as well as administrators to address some of the most pressing issues graduate students face during a particularly tumultuous time in our lives and amid major changes in the nature of higher education. Through re-distribution of students' annual dues, we are able to award grants for travel and research, sponsor GSAS student groups and organizations so that they can host social and intellectual events throughout the year, we sponsor Mini-Courses during January @GSAS, as well as provide computing facilities and free laser printing in the Dudley House Library.
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gsc.fas.harvard.edu

 

GSAS Anlin Taichi Wudao Association (ATWA)   

The GSAS Anlin Taichi Wudao Association is an organization based in traditional Asian culture and science. The group promotes stress relief, health, and wellness for students through various programs including group practice of Qigong, Taichi, acupressure, meditation, group discussions, education by instructors in traditional Chinese culture, martial arts, and healing, and collaboration with other wellness organizations at Harvard.
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projects.iq.harvard.edu/anlintaichiwudao

 

GSAS Graduates United for Intersectionality in Leadership and Democracy (GUILD)

GSAS Guild: Graduates United for Intersectionality in Leadership and Democracy is a group of Harvard GSAS graduate students and peers from across Harvard who are committed to organizing to address graduate student issues from an intersectional framework. We aim to build a space that’s conscious, welcoming, and admiring of the variety of identities that exist among the Harvard graduate community, particularly those which are most marginalized. Issues on our radar include: raising awareness about general and mental health resources at Harvard and in the broader community for students who are women and gender minorities, queer, people of color and intersections of all of the above; organizing around the impact of rape culture on the graduate community and advocating for survivors of sexual assault; and participation in and support of larger social justice movement sin the area, including Black Lives Matter Cambridge, among various others.         
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GSAS Harvard Argentine Tango Society  (HATS)

The GSAS Harvard Argentine Tango Society (HATS), is dedicated to the study of diffusion of Argentine culture through the popular and cosmopolitan art form of tango. The society provides lessons workshops, performances, residences, and festivities.
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GSAS Harvard Biotechnology Club

The GSAS Harvard Biotechnology Club is a non-profit, student organization that hosts events and provides services that allow members to explore the world of business and biotechnology. The Biotech Club's mission is to bridge the gap between industry and academia by building relationships with companies operating in the biotechnology and healthcare sphere.

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GSAS Journal of Emerging Investigators (JEI)

The Journal of Emerging Investigators is an open-access journal that publishes original research written by middle and high school students. JEI provides students, under the guidance of a teacher or advisor, the opportunity to submit and gain feedback on original research and to publish their findings in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
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www.emerginginvestigators.org

 

GSAS Minority Biomedical Scientists of Harvard (MBSH)

The objective of the organization is to meet the needs for career development of biomedical scientists from groups traditionally under-represented in academic departments at Harvard University and its Affiliated Institutions. The intent is to fashion a networking, mentoring, and mutually invigorating society to support the growth of successful scientific careers.

Fundamental to the vision of the organization is the belief that the fabric of career planning, the art of advancement, and the intellectual and spiritual excitement of science benefit from the dialogue between undergraduate and graduate student-scientists, medical students, post-doctoral fellows and junior faculty.
The Minority Biomedical Scientists of Harvard (MBSH) seek to foster this interaction by creating a setting which attracts young biomedical scientists at all levels and maintains their commitment as active contributors to the society's functions.
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www.hms.harvard.edu/dms/diversity/mbsh

 

GSAS VoiceLab 

We are VoiceLab, Harvard's premiere graduate a cappella group. Originally founded in 2005, we provide a unique opportunity for graduate students to come together, sing, and entertain the graduate school and the broader Harvard community. We perform shows every semester on Harvard's campus and a small number of shows in and around the Boston area. A number of our recordings and performances can be found on YouTube, iTunes, and Spotify.
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Harvard Big Data Association in GSAS

The Harvard Big Data Association in GSAS is a graduate student group dedicated to promoting interest in data analysis methods, technology, and tools among members of the GSAS community. The group will bring speakers to talk about technology and technology entrepreneurship and will work together on a variety of projects throughout the year. Activities include seminars on data science topics and improving the technological tools available to student groups, topical discussion sessions, practical workshops, panel discussions and direct communication between students and individual researchers and scientists. GSAS students regardless of background and major who have interest in big data will be helped to pursue their individual interests and work on data analysis in this group.
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Harvard Chinese Students and Scholars Association (HCSSA)

The Harvard Chinese Students and Scholars Association (HCSSA) is a student organization dedicated to promoting social, intellectual, and cultural activities for Chinese students and scholars at Harvard University as well as interested members in the Harvard community. It strives to provide opportunities and benefits for its members by facilitating exchange of information between China and Chinese students studying abroad and by defending the rights of its members on campus and in the United States. HCSSA encourages all, especially incoming, Chinese students and scholars at Harvard to join our organization and participate in our activities. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.hcs.harvard.edu/~hcssa/aboutus/constitution.php

 

Harvard Dragon Boat Team: A GSAS Student Organization           

Dragon boating is a team-based boat racing sport that originated in Southern China. The Harvard Dudley Dragon Boat Club is formed to promote the sport and cross-cultural understanding among members of the Harvard community.  It will provide access to dragon boat practices and races by securing access to boats, practice times and invitations to competitions both national and international.  Membership is open to all interested members of the Harvard community.   
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www.hcs.harvard.edu/dboat

 

Harvard Drone Club at GSAS      

The Harvard Drone Club at GSAS (HDC) is an organization for enthusiastic drone lovers that seeks to promote the responsible use of unmanned aerial vehicles for community service, artistic, entrepreneurial, and recreational purposes. It facilitates communication among its members to share tips, experiences in building and piloting drones as well as their applications. Its activities include build sessions, drone educational talks, exhibitions, and invited seminars.           
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Harvard East Asia Society            

The Harvard East Asia Society promotes the study of East Asia within the Harvard community and specifically among graduate students.  While HEAS is centered on the Regional Studies East Asia (RSEA) degree program, it is open to all those with an interest in East Asian cultures, history, and society. Activities include providing information to members on East Asian-related activities at Harvard and in the larger academic community, sponsoring speakers and workshops on items of interest to members, organizing and conducting an annual academic seminar focused on East Asia, and publishing a semi-annual alumni newsletter.            
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www.hcs.harvard.edu/heas/about.html

 

Harvard Graduate Business Club (HGBC)              

The Harvard Graduate Business Club is dedicated to maintaining a vibrant and connected community of GSAS students who are interested in pursuing business-related careers. To this end, we provide an assortment of career development, networking and educational resources that are geared toward graduate students in non-business disciplines.
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harvardgraduatebusinessclub.com

 

The Harvard Graduate Student Canadian Club/Le Club Des Etudiants (HGSCC)

The Harvard Graduate Student Canadian Club/Le Club Des Etudiants (HGSCC)? provides services to the members of the Harvard community interested in Canadian culture and issues. Activities include holding social functions (barbecues, Canadian Thanksgiving, curling outings, hockey games, Poutine Party, Canada Day), organizing speakers on Canadian issues, and holding special events relating to important political, athletic, and social occurrences in Canada. We also manage a list-serve for ride sharing to Canada.
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www.hcs.harvard.edu/~hgscc

 

Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (HGWISE)

The Harvard Graduate Women in Science and Engineering (HGWISE) is a graduate student organization within the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) that is committed to enhancing the personal, academic, and professional development of women in science, social science, and engineering at Harvard University. Our goals include improving the environment for women currently pursuing a career in science; to enhance the graduate experience of women in science at Harvard; and to provide opportunities for further career and personal development for graduate women in science. HGWISE was founded in 2005, and for the past seven years HGWISE has hosted educational and social events; advocated for women in science; and helped to better connect graduate students to valuable resources.
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hgwise.org

 

Harvard GSAS Asian Baptist Student Koinonia (ABSK)

Harvard GSAS Asian Baptist Student Koinonia is concerned with the religious, social, and cultural issues regarding Christianity, and Asians and Christianity.  The group sees to promote greater awareness and understanding of these issues in the Harvard community by appropriate means such as Bible studies, publications, meetings, seminars, and other educational activities.  The group's activities and services will be open and available to all members of the Harvard University community, regardless of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, or physical disability.     
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Harvard GSAS Catholic Graduate Student Association    

The Harvard GSAS Catholic Graduate Student Association provides an opportunity for Catholic graduate students to meet one another socially and spiritually.  Activities include biweekly dinners, discussion groups, Mass and devotions, and social service.  Goals include increasing a sense of community among Catholics on campus, heightening the visibility of Catholicism at Harvard University, especially in the Graduate School, investigating the place of Catholicism in an academic environment and promoting its connection to intellectual life, and encouraging exploration of the Catholic tradition.            
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harvardcatholicchaplaincy.org

 

Harvard GSAS Christian Community

We are a community of Christian graduate students who come together to challenge and encourage one another in living our lives following Jesus Christ. In so doing, we seek to unite our faith and our scholarship through the discussion of faith-related issues in our disciplines, as well as through prayer, worship, and the study of scripture. Christ's message challenges and sharpens all aspects of our lives—intellectual, relational, and spiritual—and thus we wish to provide the graduate school with an intelligent, faithful presentation of the Christian faith.      
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www.hcs.harvard.edu/~gsascf

 

Harvard GSAS Graduate Student Consulting Club             

The Harvard GSAS Graduate Student Consulting Club provides graduate students with a better understanding of the consulting field as a possible career choice.  Members will contact consulting firms, provide networking opportunities, support each other in strategies for interviewing for possible positions, work on case studies, and otherwise assist each other in gaining information about consulting possibilities.  Students will also work with the Office of Career Services staff who will advise and assist the group members.   
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www.harvardgraduateconsultingclub.com

 

Harvard GSAS Health and Data Science Society

The Harvard GSAS Health and Data Science Society (HHDSS) presents a platform for students who are interested in applying data science to health care and life sciences.  The group bridges the interests of students studying in statistics, mathematics, and engineering with those of students studying in biomedical sciences, public health, education, psychology, and multiple health and social sciences related disciplines, to facilitate discussion, and to provide opportunities of applying big data to the healthcare industry.  The group encourages dialogue among students and professors in these various concentrations.  Activities include organizing panel discussions, informal lectures, and other meetings.               
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Harvard GSAS Iranian Student Association

The Harvard GSAS Iranian Student Association is dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding of Iran by promoting social, cultural, and intellectual activities for both Iranian and interested non-Iranian students and scholars at Harvard. The group's activities will include but are not limited to holding social functions, sponsoring lectures and discussion groups on Iranian issues, and presenting special events relating to important political, religious, and social issues in Iran.     
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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.
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Harvard GSAS Science Policy Group

The Harvard GSAS Science Policy Group is an organization made up of graduate students interested in the intersection of science and policy. We aim to engage students in the public policy issues that are a result of, and directly effect, scientific advancement, and to educate them on how to communicate science to the public and policy-makers. Activities include topical discussion sessions, practical workshops, invited speakers, panel discussions, career events and collaboration with other local schools and non-profits.               
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projects.iq.harvard.edu/sciencepolicy

 

Harvard GSAS Singaporean and Malaysian Association

This group promotes social, intellectual, and cultural activities for Singaporean and Malaysian graduate students and scholars at Harvard and for other interested members of the Harvard community.       
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Harvard GSAS Student-Parents Organization      

The Harvard GSAS Student-Parents Organization aims to enrich the academic experience and provide visibility and support for graduate student and post-doctoral fellow parents at Harvard. This will result in the creation of a more collegial and happy environment for the entire Harvard community and attract a diverse, well-rounded, accomplished and mature pool of graduate student candidates. The group advocates for increased institutional and financial support, identifies and addresses problems that are unique to international graduate student parents, and increases awareness of issues regarding housing, childcare, and community.         
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https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/parentsgroup-list

 

Harvard GSAS Tae Kwon Do Club

The Harvard GSAS Taekwondo Club provides graduate students with a group where they can learn and practice the Korean martial art Taekwondo. We have five practices a week in the different gyms on campus (MAC and QRAC). Practices can have a very varied character and include warm-up, kicking and punching drills, forms, and sparring. Besides weekly practices, the club also attends tournaments and organizes various social events. On all of these things we work together with the Undergraduate Taekwondo Club.            
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www.hcs.harvard.edu/~graduatetk

 

Harvard GSAS Taiwan Student Association          

Harvard GSAS Taiwanese Student Association is a student organization dedicated to sharing a warm and inclusive community of people from Taiwan, overseas Chinese, and friends interested in Taiwanese and Chinese culture. Our main goals are to facilitate a smooth transition for Taiwanese students to the school and life here in Boston, cultivate community building, and to promote Taiwanese culture to the communities within and outside of Harvard. Through a series of social, intellectual, and cultural events, we hope to promote lifelong friendships, provide a platform for exchange of ideas on diverse current issues, share our rich culture, and embrace everyone in a welcoming, home-like atmosphere. We encourage everyone to join our big family!             
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Harvard GSAS Turkish Student Association          

The Harvard GSAS Turkish Student Association provides a platform for Turkish graduate students at Harvard to meet each other and to introduce Turkish culture and history to the Harvard community. Members will organize social and educational events for the community and will offer opportunities for Turkish graduate students for networking and guidance in academic life.
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Harvard GSAS U.S.— China Economic Interaction Council            

Harvard GSAS U.S.—China Economic Interaction Council is a graduate student organization to promote public discussion about the economic interaction and integration between the United States and China, to provide us an opportunity to acquire more real knowledge of international politics and economy.
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www.hcs.harvard.edu/huceic

 

Harvard Italian Society GSAS         

The Harvard Italian Society is an open group which seeks to give students, faculty, and alumni from Harvard University GSAS a forum to meet each other and discuss issues pertinent to professional development. The organization has multiple student leaders but will have faculty advisers: Ekkehard Kasper (Harvard Medical School), and Marco Magnani (Harvard Kennedy School). We have organized through Susan Zawalich, a Dudley House fellow.                 
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Harvard Korea Society: A GSAS Student Organization

The Harvard Korea Society brings together Korean students throughout the Harvard community, while also aiming to advance the cultural and academic understanding of Korea on campus. Activities include, but are not limited to: social and cultural events, academic events on Korea-related issues, and offering career information related to Korean companies.      
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www.harvardkorea.org

 

Harvard Visual China: A GSAS Student Organization        

GSAS Harvard Visual China is dedicated to promoting Chinese and broader East Asian visual culture (painting, architecture, film, photography, design, etc.) at Harvard.  This student group hopes to stimulate more interactions among students who are interested in Chinese art and culture, and to facilitate academic/educational discussion of both traditional themes and contemporary development in Chinese visual culture.  Planned activities include a series of lectures by invited scholars and artists, topic-oriented workshops where students of art history (theory) and design (practice) can interact and work together, and an annual symposium/graduate student conference.   
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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 events every month 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.
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Science in the News: A Student Organization at Harvard GSAS (SITN)

SITN serves to bridge the communication gap between scientists and non-scientists. We accomplish this by providing free seminars, lessons, social events, podcasts, and written material on varying science topics for the general public. We provide science PhD students the chance to hone their communication skills by hosting these events and by giving feedback on their presentations and articles.                                                                                            
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sitn.hms.harvard.edu

 

Society for the Global Study of Food (SGSF)

The GSAS Society for the Global Study of Food (SGSF) was created in May 2014. Building on our experience with a number of successful events last year organized through our graduate student association, the American Studies Junto, we formed a GSAS Graduate Student Group that promotes a discussion of food-related scholarly topics among graduate students at Harvard and beyond. At Harvard we this year will organize discussions on topics from local food to global supply chains, with the Graduate Journal allows Harvard GSAS students the opportunity to run an academic journal, while providing an opportunity for all graduate students interested in food to begin to submit their work for peer review. It also gives Harvard GSAS the prestige of sponsoring the first peer-reviewed graduate student journal on food studies, and one of the only graduate journals in the country to be published in both digital and paper format. Food studies is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary field, and the GSAS, by funding this organization, would capitalize on Harvard students' interest in food studies by creating an important nexus for the field.
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W.E.B. Du Bois Graduate Society             

Since its formation in 1983, the William Edward Burghardt Du Bois Graduate Society has worked to create inclusive educational environment for historically underrepresented minorities in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). Named after the eminent African-American scholar and civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois, (pronounced "doo-BOYCE"), the first African-American to receive a doctoral degree from Harvard University (1895), the Society was officially recognized by Harvard in 1984. The aims of the society are twofold: to serve as a forum for students to meet and raise concerns about race and ethnicity, and to provide a social, intellectual, and political institution for minority student activities. It has acted as an umbrella organization to serve the needs of African-American, Puerto-Rican, Mexican American, and Native American graduate students. Over the years, the goals of the Society have been expanded to include fostering interactions with Harvard's minority faculty and administrators bringing together students from the various departments in GSAS and other graduate schools in the Harvard community, and encouraging more minority undergraduates to consider a career in academia. The mission of the W.E.B. Du Bois Graduate Society will continue to evolve to serve the ever-changing needs of Harvard's minority graduate students and the greater University community.       
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