Harvard Allows University-Wide Student Groups

The Harvard Graduate Council is thrilled to announce that Harvard will be initiating a pilot program to establish University-wide student groups. The concept was born out of student frustration that student groups, based at one particular Harvard school, felt limited by their lack of access to the broader Harvard community. This issue was brought to the attention of the Harvard Graduate Council replica watches uk, which worked closely with graduate student leaders, the Council of Deans and Students, the Office of the Provost, and the Office of the President to arrive at a viable solution.

Student groups at Harvard provide valuable educational and social opportunities for students and give them the opportunity to form connections around common academic, cultural, political, and social interests. Groups may also contribute to the overall academic and social life of the University through programming and events that enrich the opportunities and experience of students, faculty, and staff. There is a strong presumption that student groups typically belong in a particular Faculty, where local expertise best aligns with a group’s mission.

But in the spring of 2011, Harvard will be accepting applications for a maximum of 10 student organizations to operate as University-wide groups in 2011–2012. This will be a pilot, with the possibility of extension, for groups with a compelling justification for University-wide status replica breitling.

A handbook and application form, as well as appropriate contact information, can be found at universitystudentgroups.harvard.edu

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2011.
Applicants will be informed of the decision by May 16, 2011.

The Harvard Graduate Council, which represents the twelve graduate and professional schools at Harvard University, looks forward to working with students and student groups across Harvard. Please contact us at hgc@harvard.edu or visit our website at hgc.harvard.edu if you are interested in contributing to student life at a university-wide level.