Harvard College's mission has been for nearly four hundred years to educate the citizens and citizen leaders for our society. We do this through our belief in the transformative power of a liberal arts and sciences education, embedded in a residential community that allows students to learn from others who are different from them. In the demographically diverse twenty-first century, Harvard College is challenged to remain inclusive, and we are called on to create anew the conditions for college student development and growth.
This year the college will begin to engage in an effort to create a leadership development program that supports the mission of the College, and meets the needs of our diverse student population. The initiatives will guide this exploratory effort and set the stage for an intentional, student-centered, learning focused, leadership development program at Harvard College.