Diversity Statement

Since its founding, the Harvard Graduate School of Design has been a crossroads of learning and intellectual debate. Today, the School continues to build on that legacy, firm in the conviction that a multiplicity of voices and viewpoints is essential to our mission of imagining and shaping the future of the built environment.

Just as the challenges we face are diverse, increasingly linked across cultural and geographic lines, so too must be our solutions and approaches. To foster innovation and bring about real change, we must ensure the expression of individual positions and come together across lines of difference. The simultaneous presence of these two conditions is at the heart of the GSD’s commitment to diversity.

Dean's Diversity Initiative

The Dean’s Diversity Initiative (DDI) serves as the committee arm of the GSD’s ongoing efforts. The faculty, staff, students and alumni of the DDI are tasked with ensuring that the GSD provides an inclusive environment that encourages an active and effective exchange of views.