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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is committed to recruiting, cultivating, engaging, and encouraging a diverse and vibrant community of faculty, staff, and students.
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Diversity can be multivariate, intersectional, and complex — and at HGSE, we define a diverse population to include a wide range of racial, ethnic, sexual, and gender identities; economic and geographic backgrounds; abilities; life, school, and career experiences; and political, religious, and personal beliefs. These and other important attributes reflect the complexity of our increasingly diverse student body, local community, and worldwide population.  

As part of our commitment to our common mission, we each share a responsibility to respect the rights, differences, and dignity of others, and to sustain an environment that is conducive to fostering the highest levels of learning for all. 

Read more about HGSE's Commitment to Diversity.

HGSE Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • Jarrod Chin, Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for HGSE
    Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Dorie Campbell, Assistant Director of Partnerships, Strategy, and Consulting
Bridget Long

HGSE's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Competencies

HGSE's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work with students, faculty, and staff is guided by skills and competencies that are responsive to expressed student needs and aligned with best practices across higher education. They are grounded in four outcomes domains: Knowledge, Reflective and Developmental Self-Work, Interpersonal and Group Work, and Organizational and Systems Work.

Bridget Long


We're committed to a process of authentic self-reflection and a deeper pursuit of knowledge about how best to teach, learn, and engage in a way that honors the values of inclusion. Learn more about our initiatives below.


Explore the resources below to see what we're working on.

Acknowledging the Land Where We Sit

Although the Harvard Graduate School of Education community spans the globe, we acknowledge that the land on which many of our homes, schools, and places of work sit are the ancestral lands of Indigenous peoples. In Cambridge, the land on which we gather is the traditional and ancestral land of the Massachusett.

We also recognize the enslaved individuals who helped to build Harvard University and others across this country, understanding the role that they played in creating and funding educational institutions that were not intended to serve them and did not regard the dignity of their humanity.

Acknowledging our history is an important step in combating the erasure of the essential contributions, sacrifices, and stories of those before us. It is a step towards ensuring a culture of awareness, respect, and accountability within our community.

View the Acknowledgment of Land and People by the Harvard University Native American Program.