About Us

Welcome. The Harvard Kennedy School is one of the most diverse and dynamic higher education institutions worldwide. Our commitment to diversity benefits all members of our community. We know that diversity in the educational experience produces excellent, culturally competent students. We also know that research shows pursuing best practices in diversity and inclusion, in our learning, teaching, working, and researching communities guarantee a brighter future for all of our students.

The Office for Student Diversity and Inclusion recognizes the importance of continuing our mission of preparing students to be global leaders, and find it vital that we continue to initiate and support activities which increase diversity concerning, but not limited to, race, gender, religion, physical ability, sexual orientation, age, or economic status.

It is with this in mind that the Office of Student Diversity and Inclusion was established to serve all of our students and to celebrate all of our similarities and differences.
Alexandra Martinez
Assistant Dean for Student Diversity and Inclusion

Experience Diversity at HKS

HKS Diversity Brochure - click below to download PDF

Download the HKS Diversity brochure and learn why our current students came to HKS and how they are using their time here to channel their idealism and develop their next steps to help the world.

Life at HKS

HKS students in classroom

Photo: Kent Dayton


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