An environment of inclusivity is central to the mission of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and essential to maintaining the intellectual excellence of Harvard University. The mission of the Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs is to recruit and mentor a community of scholars that reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of our society and to this end, our office serves the needs of the community through social, professional development and academic activities, and advising. We’re also committed to expanding the pool of talented students who apply to graduate school through the development of programs for future applicants.