List of Harvard College undergraduate organizations
Publications and media
Many Harvard undergraduate publications and productions are distributed worldwide.
- The Harvard Crimson, the United States' oldest continually published daily college newspaper.
- Satire V, the college's satire publication which focuses on bringing satirical Harvard, national, and international news into the public sphere.
- Harvard Yearbook Publications, Inc., publisher of the Senior yearbook since 1950.
- The Harvard Advocate, the oldest[where?] continuously published college literary magazine.
- The Harvard Lampoon, founded in 1876 on the model of Punch.
- The Harvard Political Review, founded in 1969 by former Vice President Al Gore.
- The Harvard International Review, which regularly carries articles by prominent scholars and policymakers.
- Radio station WHRB, noted for its periodic "Orgies" devoted to certain performers, composers, genres, and themes.
- The Harvard Interactive Media Group publishes a quarterly academic review devoted to media studies and video games.
- The Harvard Review of Philosophy, which publishes professional[clarification needed] philosophy
- The Harvard Science Review, Harvard's oldest undergraduate science publication.
- The Harvard Undergraduate Research Journal, which showcases peer-reviewed[clarification needed] undergraduate research.
- The Harvard Independent, an alternative[clarification needed] weekly with news, opinion, sports, arts, and features.
- Harvard Undergraduate Television, producer of the comedy news program On Harvard Time and the soap opera Ivory Tower.
- The Gamut
- The Phillips Brooks House Association, an umbrella community service organization operating in Phillips Brooks House of Harvard Yard, consists of 78 program committees and over 1,800 student volunteers, and serves close to 10,000 clients in the Cambridge and Boston area.
- Harvard for Haiti
- Harvard for Japan
- Harvard for Pakistan
- Harvard for the Horn
- The Harvard Undergraduate Council, elected by undergraduates, advocates on behalf of students, operates certain student services, and grants funds to other student organizations.
- The Harvard Institute of Politics, a non-partisan living memorial to President John F. Kennedy that promotes public service and provides political opportunities[clarification needed] to undergraduates.
- The Harvard College Democrats, the largest partisan political group on campus.
- The Harvard Republican Club,
- The Harvard Speech and Parliamentary Debate Society fields one of the top intercollegiate debate teams in the world.
- The Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations organizes two annual conferences at Harvard and in Asia to facilitate discussion of the economic, political, and social issues relevant to the Asia-Pacific region.
- Harvard Model Congress, in which high school students from around the world conduct simulated sessions of the United States Congress
- The Harvard International Relations Council promotes international awareness and sponsors a Model United Nations.
- Project IMUSE, a non-profit organization run by students at Harvard, Tsinghua, and Peking University that aims to foster mutual curiosity, respect, and understanding between people in China and North America.
- Opera companies
- Harvard College Opera, the entirely undergraduate opera company, performs one opera each year.
- Lowell House Opera, the oldest continually performing opera company in New England.
- The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert and Sullivan Players, founded in 1956, performs comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan and by others.
- Choral groups
- Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum, a select mixed choir formed in 1971
- Harvard Glee Club, the oldest college chorus in America, founded in 1858
- Radcliffe Choral Society, founded in 1898, an all-women chorus
- Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus, which consists of faculty, staff, community members, as well as graduate students and undergraduates
- Harvard University Choir, formally established in 1834 but in existence since the eighteenth century
- The Kuumba Singers of Harvard College, the oldest existing Black organization at Harvard College (founded in 1970), celebrates Black creativity and spirituality.
- A cappella groups
- Harvard Mirch, a south Asian a cappella group founded in 2013
- Harvard Din & Tonics, an all-male jazz a cappella group founded in 1979
- Harvard Krokodiloes, an all-male a cappella group, Harvard's oldest
- Harvard Opportunes, Harvard's oldest mixed vocal a cappella group
- Harvard LowKeys, a co-ed a cappella group founded in 1999, singing predominantly contemporary music.
- The Harvard-Radcliffe Veritones, mixed vocal, both male and female
- Harvard Callbacks, contemporary mixed vocal, both male and female
- Radcliffe Pitches, all-female a cappella group founded in 1975
- Harvard's Under Construction, a mixed vocal Christian music a cappella group founded in the early 1980s
- Harvard Fallen Angels, an all-female a cappella group founded in 2000
- 'Cliffe Notes- the contemporary a cappella subset of the Radcliffe Choral Society (Harvard's premier women's chorus est. 1899)
- Orchestras and bands
- Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, founded in 1808.
- Harvard Bach Society Orchestra, founded in 1898 as "The Musical Club of Harvard University," is Harvard's chamber orchestra.
- Harvard University Band, founded in 1919, plays university sporting events and in other community venues.
- Harvard Pops Orchestra, known for their fun performances and innovative repertoire
- Harvard Mozart Society Orchestra, founded in 1984, performs often with Robert Levin.
- Theater and dance
- The Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club connects smaller campus theater groups and supports all campus productions.
- Hasty Pudding Theatricals, formed in 1795, is known for its student-written burlesque musicals.
- The Immediate Gratification Players (IGP), On Thin Ice (OTI), and Three Letter Acronym (TLA) are Harvard's three undergraduate improvisational comedy groups.
- Harvard blackC.A.S.T. (Community and Student Theater) is Harvard's theater group dedicated to black theatrical production and fostering a black theater community on campus.
- The Harvard-Radcliffe Dance Company
- The Harvard Ballet Company
- The Harvard Ballroom Team, one of the largest national collegiate ballroom teams
- The Harvard Ballet Folklórico de Aztlán
- Harvard Deepam performs Bharatanatyam
- The Harvard Intertribal Indian Dance Troupe performs Native American powwow dances.
- The Harvard Pan-African Dance and Music Ensemble is dedicated to raising awareness of the depth and diversity of African expressive culture through the performance of dance and music from all over the continent.
- The Harvard Crimson Dance Team
- THUD (The Harvard Undergraduate Drummers), founded in 1999, known for their creative percussion performance with plastic SOLO cups, brooms, and traditional instruments
- The Noteables, a non-audition group that performs revue-style musical theater
- Harvard College Engineering Society
- Harvard College Stem Cell Society A student group dedicated to raising awareness about the ethics, politics, and science of stem cell research.
- Women in Science at Harvard-Radcliffe
- Harvard Student Agencies, a $6 million non-profit company—students gain practical business experience while running divisions as varied as linen service, advertisement distribution, computer programming, and tutoring.
- Harvard College Consulting Group provides businesses with trained student analysts with term-time consulting projects.
- Veritas Financial Group helps prepare students for careers in finance
- Harvard Smart Woman Securities
- Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business
- Video Game Development Club
- Harvard Financial Analysts Club uses management of its own investment funds as a teaching vehicle.
- Harvard Investment Association educates on investing and financial markets and provides opportunities[clarification needed] for investing experience.
- The Harvard College Business Club uses online social networks to connect[clarification needed] undergraduates with business leaders and potential employers.
- The Leadership Institute at Harvard College provides leadership training
- Harvard College Engineering Society participates in competitions and promotes cross-disciplinary collaboration.
Unrecognized student groups
- Final Clubs: A.D., Delphic, Fly, Fox, Owl, Phoenix-SK, Porcellian, Spee, Oak,
- Fraternities: Alpha Epsilon Pi, Delta Kappa Epsilon, Kappa Sigma, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Chi
- Female social clubs: Bee, Isis, The Seneca, La Vie, Pleiades, Sabliere Society
- Sororities: Delta Gamma, Kappa Alpha Theta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Alpha Phi, Alpha Pi Omega
- Social clubs: Hasty Pudding, Signet
- Chabad House
The Chabad House at Harvard is a community center for Jewish students operated by the Orthodox Jewish Chabad movement. It was founded by Rabbi Hirschy and Mrs. Elkie Zarchi in 1997. According to Professor Ruth Wisse, its success is due to the personality and energy of Rabbi Zarchi. The rabbi and his wife live at the Chabad House with their young children, which contributes to a warm family atmosphere at their Friday evening Shabbat dinners for students. In April 2010 it placed a bid of $6 million to purchase the building of the former DU Club located at 45 Dunster Street from the Fly Club. The bid was reportedly more than twice the tax-assessed value of the building and land.
- "Magnetic Fields". Spin Magazine. August 2006. Retrieved 2011-10-26.
- "Harvard for Haiti". Retrieved 7 Feb 2012.
- "Harvard for Japan". Retrieved 7 Feb 2012.
- "Harvard for Pakistan". Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 7 Feb 2012.
- "Sound the Horn". Retrieved 7 Feb 2012.
- Official site
- "Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations | Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations". www.hpair.org. Retrieved 2016-10-14.
- The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players Retrieved 22 October 2012
- (http://harvardopportunes.com/ The Harvard Opportunes)
- The Harvard Callbacks
- Harvard College Consulting Group
- Harvard Financial Analysts Club
- Tara W Merrigan. "HFAC Gets Green Investment Grant". Retrieved 02-05-2010. Check date values in:
- Harvard College Engineering Society
- Heilman, Samuel, and Friedman, Menachem, The Rebbe: The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Princeton University Press, 2010
- Fishkoff, Sue, The Rebbe's Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch, Random House, 2009
- Steinberg, Avi, "Bringing comfort, joy to Harvard," A Boston Globe, December 12, 2004
- Kolin, Danielle and Srivatsa, Naveen, "Fly Club May Sell Space Leased to the Bee", Harvard Crimson, April 28, 2010