Harvard Heroes Program

Harvard Heroes

Harvard Heroes 2021

Each year, Harvard honors staff members as Harvard Heroes: individuals who have gone above and beyond in their jobs, led with principles and conviction, and helped make Harvard an excellent place to study, conduct research, and work.

When the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our lives, Harvard staff demonstrated resolve, integrity, empathy, and growth in the face of adversity. Heroic efforts were made across the University by employees at every level. 

In light of this, we want to acknowledge the contributions of all staff members - You are our Harvard Hero!  Please visit You are our Harvard Hero 2021, where you can view video the video tributes to our work across Harvard, narrated by Harvard President Bacow, read tributes submitted by coworkers to Amazing Colleagues and submit your own recognition to the people and teams who helped you get through the past year.

Thank you for your contributions to Harvard.

What is Harvard Heroes?

Harvard Heroes, the premier University-wide employee recognition program, celebrates the accomplishments of staff whose work supports the mission of Harvard at the highest levels of contribution, impact and excellence.

Harvard staff members contribute vitally to Harvard’s excellence. Staff contributions include building and maintaining a vast infrastructure (technical, financial, physical and human) upon which the academic enterprise relies.

Harvard Heroes is an annual program held each spring to celebrate staff from across every School and the Central Administration with both local and University-wide recognition.