Race Relations

The Race Relations team fosters diversity-centered community-building here at Adams.  We aim to work with Adams students to host events that celebrate our diversity and engage community members in thoughtful discussion around issues of race and ethnicity.  Race relations tutors are always available to lend an ear to students seeking help or guidance.  

Here's a list of events we've sponsored in the past:  

  • Family Night: Regular get-together to spend quality time with other Adams residents and share delicious treats
  • Trope Talk about The Bachelorette: Co-sponsored program with the CARE team about themes and trends in this popular TV show
  • Documentary Night - Screening of "13th": Co-sponsored by Harvard's Asian American Women's Association (AAWA)
  • Movie Outing: Group trip to see "Get Out" and "Black Panther" in the theater

Study Break

Race Relations Student Brainstorming Night - We're always open to hearing your ideas for new RR events at Adams House!


Other Harvard Resources:

  • The Harvard Foundation: The Race Relations team often works in collaboration with The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural Race Relations, a nonprofit organization on campus with the mandate to "improve relations among racial and ethnic groups within the University and to enhance the quality of our common life." 
  • Diversity Peer Educator Program: The Office for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) in the Office of Student Life hosts a program for Diversity Peer Educators (DPEs) in Houses across campus.  The main purpose of the program is to take a proactive approach in building relationships between and among communities and promote dialogue as an on-going exercise.  Undergraduate DPEs are trained student facilitators who utilize their passion for inclusion, intersectionality, and social justice to help create a better Harvard community.  Through dialogue, DPEs center student voices and help develop brave spaces where students can show up for each other, share their identities and connect through both commonality and difference.  This is a paid opportunity, and DPEs are hired every year beginning in August.  Visit the website for more information about applying.  
  • The Bureau of Study Counsel: The BSC offers a wide selection of services to students seeking to enrich their learning experiences at Harvard.  Visit their website for information about academic counseling, peer tutoring, and self-help strategies.  
  • Office of International Programs: The OIPs can assist any Harvard student planning to travel abroad.  

University Policy:

  • Click here for a statement from the Harvard College Handbook for Students about discrimination and harassment.