Office of Diversity and Inclusion

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Office of Diversity and Inclusion initiates and supports activities that increase diversity and promote cultural competency among all members of the School community. The Office is home to the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellows, FACETS (Fostering Advancement and Careers through Enrichment Training in Science) summer program, and the Faculty Ambassador Program. DEI fellows assist with workshop development and programming throughout the year, while providing an invaluable link between the Office and the student body. FACETS is a school-wide summer training program open to undergraduates and recent graduates in STEM fields who self  identify as members of under-represented groups. The goal of FACETS is to provide participants with networking, research and professional development for careers in public health. The faculty ambassador program invites faculty members to partner with undergraduate institutions, conference and other organizations that serve students from under-represented groups to promote opportunities in public health.

Additionally, the Office provides services and events for current and prospective members of the Harvard Chan School community, which include graduate application services, cross-cultural educational activities and events including speaker seminars, joint school engagement events, a Multicultural Film Series, and the Yerby Diversity Lecture in Public Health. The Office also directs pipeline programs and events to engage emerging minority scientists at every stage of their career, providing them with resources, networks and professional guidance. In addition to ODI space and programs, members of ODI are available to meet with individuals for consultations. We have access to information about resources on-campus and in the surrounding Boston area, so we would be happy to share these resources.

Our Office is a place where students can work and socialize, talk about issues related to difference in a supportive environment, and receive counseling and referrals to academic and other assistance. Lastly, we are dedicated to creating transparency around issues related to diversity and inclusion, through dialogue, data collection and reporting aimed at understanding and meeting the needs of our community.

ODI is located in Kresge G-4 and we are open M-F 9am-5pm. Here is a list of things that are provided in the ODI office:

  • 4 desktop computers;
  • 1 color printer (up to 30 free pages a day);
  • Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate (during the winter months);
  • Snacks during midterms and finals time;
  • Leftovers when available throughout the year – feel free to peruse the refrigerator. Whatever isn’t labeled is available for consumption.

There is a multi-functional quiet space for anyone who wishes to pray, meditate or reflect located in Kresge LL14. There is also a ritual washing facility down the hall from the reflection room.

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