Student Organizations

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With the relatively high rate of turnover amongst the student population (there's almost an entirely different group of students every four years!), student needs change fairly quickly. With these changing needs, different student organizations are formed, and existing organizations take on new purposes.

Below, in alphabetical order, BGLTQ-related student organizations describe what they offer to undergraduate students on campus.

If you're interested in starting a new initiative or forming a new student organization, feel free to stop by our Office or email us to talk more. The formal New Student Organization Recognition process, coordinated by the Dean of Students Office, can be found here.

Click on a group to learn more:

BAGELS

BAGELS

BAGELS is Harvard's group for bisexual, gay, lesbian, trans, and queer Jews, their friends, and supporters. We sponsor events that foster a BGTLQ Jewish community on campus, and increase awareness about both religion and sexuality.

Subscribe to the BAGELS listserv at https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/bagels-list.

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Contact Peer Counseling

Contact Peer Counseling

Contact provides non-judgmental, non-directive, confidential peer counseling for Harvard undergraduates. Members are trained to handle a wide variety of issues and specialize in issues of sex, sexuality, sexual orientation, gender, and relationships.

Hours: Friday-Sunday, 8 PM - 1 AM, Thayer Basement B-04 (enter through Old Yard)
Hotline: 617-495-8111

For more information, reach out to harvardcontact@gmail.com with any questions!

Harvard Aces

Harvard Aces

Harvard Aces creates a safe space and community for asexual students and allies. Our goal is to spread awareness about asexuality and dispel the common misconception that everyone experiences sexual attraction. 

Subscribe to the Harvard Aces listserv at https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/harvard-aces-list.

Email

Harvard BGLTQ and Allied Students In the Sciences (HBASIS)

Harvard BGLTQ and Allied Students In the Sciences (HBASIS)

HBASIS is an organization for BGLTQ students and allies pursuing studies and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Email

Harvard College SHADE

Harvard College SHADE

Harvard College SHADE is a BGLTQ+ Organization that aims to create a safe space for students of color. This group intends to foster intersectional conversations regarding race, ethnicity, gender identity and sexual orientation through community dinners, socials and general meetings.

Subscribe to the SHADE listserv at https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/glow-open.

Email

Harvard Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Association (HQA)

Harvard Queer Asian and Pacific Islander Association (HQA)

HQA aims to create a warm and safe space for BGLTQ Asian and Asian American students to build community and engage in dialogue and discussion.

Subscribe to the HQA listserv at https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/hqa-list.

Facebook

Harvard Queer Undergraduate Athletes Do Sports (QUADS)

QUADS

Harvard Queer Undergraduate Athletes and Allies Do Sports (QUADS) is a social group concerned with connecting BGLTQ athletes with one another, in order to facilitate and strengthen the community of queer athletes. QUADS provides an environment for BGLTQ athletes to share their experiences and provide support while navigating a cisheteronormative atmosphere at Harvard. Meetings and membership are confidential to non-members. Email QUADS for details on meeting times and locations.

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Harvard Undergraduate BGLTQ Business Society (HUBBS)

Harvard Undergraduate BGLTQ Business Society (HUBBS)

HUBBS is dedicated to preparing BGLTQ+ students for a plethora of fields, from consulting to marketing to non-profits, as well as building a strong BGLTQ+ community through free socials, meals, and more!

Subscribe to the HUBBS listserv by emailing hubbsboard@gmail.com.

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One Queer Harvard

One Queer Harvard

One Queer Harvard is an initiative for all LGBTQIA+ Harvard affiliates, coordinating among leadership of queer groups across Harvard and advocating on behalf of the queer community. We recognize that sexuality and gender expression are but one aspect of our multifaceted identities, and embrace the fact that the queer community consists of individuals from diverse religious, ethnic, national, racial, and class backgrounds, as well as abilities.

Subscribe to the One Queer Harvard listserv.

Subscribe to the One Queer Harvard listserv for queer and trans people of color (QTPoC).

Email

Queer Students and Allies (QSA)

Queer Students and Allies (QSA)

The largest BGLTQ student organization for the undergraduate community.

Subscribe to the QSA listserv at https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/qsa-members.

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Trans Task Force (TTF)

Trans Task Force (TTF)

TTF is a community that centers trans and gender non-conforming people. Come to our Sunday meetings to hang out and have a nice time, and come take the streets with TTF at actions and protests. All are welcome; no identities assumed!

Subscribe to the TTF listserv at https://lists.hcs.harvard.edu/mailman/listinfo/transtaskforce.

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Accessibility

Our new, fully accessible office space is located on the Lower Level of Grays Hall, through the rear entrance (facing Wigglesworth). If you have any concerns about accessibility, please reach out to us at BGLTQ@fas.harvard.edu.