Harvard University Campus Profile
Harvard student leaders at a moderator training workshop in
Harvard joined the
network in August, 2010.
Their Own Words
"Even though everyone is bringing a different perspective to the table, I can really see the development of a community, it's all about making diversity more than a number on a piece of paper."
-Miriam Muscarella '12 SD Moderator
"In Sustained Dialogue, we discuss the issues not in terms of any ideological framework, but instead from the perspective of our own life experiences. It's people coming together by finding similarities in their personal experience."
- Chris Frugé '13 SD Moderator
In the News
"These conversations are vital. They bring students together who otherwise would not have a chance to meet one another. It's an opportunity to learn about yourself and your peers. SD is creating tolerance, understanding, and, hopefully, acceptance."
-Loc Troung, assistant director of the Harvard Foundation
"At the start of the academic year, Harvard joined 11 other colleges around the country in becoming part of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network. Encouraging these conversations both across the House and Yard as a part of the BGLT working group or through the Sustained Dialogue Program-underscores our desire to uphold important community values of civic engagement on moral and ethical questions in a diverse world. We expect these conversations will enrich students' lives during their time at the College, and continue to inform your worldview long after you have graduated. They also provide invaluable forums for students to express an deficiencies that may exist in the support, training, and resources for students from a variety of backgrounds and beliefs. Personally, I also believe that conversations like these allow us to reaffirm our community values of dignity and respect for everyone in the College.
-Evelynn Hammods, Dean of Harvard College