Relevant Committees

Several committees support the School’s work to support diversity, champion inclusive excellence, and build a culture of belonging. They include:

Dean’s Advisory Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (DACDI)

In collaboration with senior leaders, students, staff, and faculty, DACDI supports strategic priorities around diversity and inclusion; assesses and provides feedback on existing programs; and works with departments, centers, and units to ground their diversity and inclusion work in evidence-based practices.

The full committee includes members from across the School community. Smaller working groups focus on the core priorities of strategic implementation; assessment; anti-racism learning and culture; recruitment and retention; and Legacy of Slavery projects.


Meet the DACDI committee

Gender Equity Working Group

The Gender Equity Working Group is a collective of students and staff who aim to advise School leadership on supporting the needs of women, transgender, and non-binary members of the Harvard Chan School community.

Recent work has included organizing workshops; developing resources for public health researchers and educators; and assessing and improving options for gender-inclusive restrooms on campus.

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Meet the Gender Equity Working Group

LGBTQIA+ Working Group

The LGBTQIA+ Working Group includes members from across the School and aims to advise leadership on fostering inclusivity and enhance training, research, and dissemination opportunities related to LGBTQIA+ health.

Priorities include organizing workshops on inclusive classrooms for faculty; developing new courses on LGBTQIA+ health; supporting student research and practicums; and expanding communication training.

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