The UC is a group of undergraduate students elected to represent students from all of Harvard’s many houses and yards. We bring all of our varied interests to the UC to create a council representative of Harvard’s incredibly diverse student body.
We listen to students and address their concerns. We connect the gap between students and administrators. We support student groups and sponsor house life. We encourage events on campus and improve student life. We are here for the students. We are here for you. We are the UC.
Did you happen to catch our dean on Humans of New York?
Here’s what he said:
“It’s difficult to stay on top for 40 years,” he explained. “Not to mention 400 years. For an organization to remain relevant, there has to be a certain sense of restlessness. For us, that means continuing to grow the circle of ‘who we are.’ Back in the 1700’s, Harvard meant rich white men of a certain religion. Since then, we’ve expanded to include women, different religions, and different ethnicities. If we want to stay relevant and real, we’ve got to continue to grow that circle. If our definition of excellence becomes a zip code or a test score, we’ll become little more than a museum or tourist destination.”
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