Community Connections on Campus

The following interest groups are open to members of the University (some may be limited to faculty and staff).

The ABCD Committee is an informal association of IT managers, programmers, researchers, students and faculty at Harvard and affiliated institutions. Meets monthly. There is also a number of working groups you can join.

The Analytics Staff Consortium (ASC) connects professional staff from across Harvard’s central administration and Schools who are analysts and whose work requires analytic expertise. Click here to join

Crimson Toastmasters Club is the way to become a better speaker, while meeting others at Harvard with the same goals. Meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month from 12:30pm-1:30pm. Please see the Crimson Toastmasters Club website for meeting location information.

Harvard Recreation’s Club Program offers the you chance to get fit, have fun and meet others around campus who share your interests. There are more than two dozen clubs ranging from Akido to handball to ultimate Frisbee. While clubs are student-run, in most cases employees are welcome to join.

Harvard Neighbors is a University-based volunteer and social organization that enriches the Harvard community through cultural and educational programs and events around Cambridge. Open to all members of the Harvard community and their spouses/partners.

The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus isn’t just for students; staff have been singing in the group since its inception in 1979. Auditions are in September, with limited openings every January. Rehearsals are weekly, and performances are at the end of each semester.

Out Played meets weekly at Boylston Hall (Harvard Yard) to play board and card games, while creating a safe and comfortable space for LGBT staff and graduates, as well as allies. Come learn new games and bring your favorites. Contact Wilhelm Engelbrecht with questions.

Longwood Toastmasters is a forum for the practice and development of public speaking skills. Meets at Harvard Medical School every other Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m.