List of Harvard College undergraduate organizations

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Publications and media

Many Harvard undergraduate publications and productions are distributed worldwide.

The Harvard Lampoon's "castle" features anthropomorphic eyes, nose, mouth, and bow-tie.

Service

  • 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[4]
  • Harvard for Japan[5]
  • Harvard for Pakistan[6]
  • Harvard for the Horn[7]

Political

Performing arts

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.[11]
Choral groups
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,[12] 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,[13] 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
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
Other
  • 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

Academic organizations

  • Dynamo[14]
  • Harvard College Engineering Society[15]
  • 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

Pre-professional organizations

  • 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.[16]
  • 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[17] uses management of its own investment funds as a teaching vehicle.[18]
  • 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.[19]

Unrecognized student groups

Religious life

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.[20] According to Professor Ruth Wisse, its success is due to the personality and energy of Rabbi Zarchi.[21] 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.[22] 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.[23]

References

  1. ^ Satirev.org
  2. ^ Harvardyearbook.com
  3. ^ "Magnetic Fields". Spin Magazine. August 2006. Retrieved 2011-10-26. 
  4. ^ "Harvard for Haiti". Retrieved 7 Feb 2012. 
  5. ^ "Harvard for Japan". Retrieved 7 Feb 2012. 
  6. ^ "Harvard for Pakistan". Archived from the original on 2012-07-10. Retrieved 7 Feb 2012. 
  7. ^ "Sound the Horn". Retrieved 7 Feb 2012. 
  8. ^ Official site
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations | Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations". www.hpair.org. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  11. ^ The Harvard-Radcliffe Gilbert & Sullivan Players Retrieved 22 October 2012
  12. ^ (http://harvardopportunes.com/ The Harvard Opportunes)
  13. ^ The Harvard Callbacks
  14. ^ HCS.harvard.edu
  15. ^ HCS.harvard.edu
  16. ^ Harvard College Consulting Group
  17. ^ Harvard Financial Analysts Club
  18. ^ Tara W Merrigan. "HFAC Gets Green Investment Grant". Retrieved 02-05-2010.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  19. ^ Harvard College Engineering Society
  20. ^ Heilman, Samuel, and Friedman, Menachem, The Rebbe: The Life and Afterlife of Menachem Mendel Schneerson, Princeton University Press, 2010
  21. ^ Fishkoff, Sue, The Rebbe's Army: Inside the World of Chabad-Lubavitch, Random House, 2009
  22. ^ Steinberg, Avi, "Bringing comfort, joy to Harvard," A Boston Globe, December 12, 2004
  23. ^ Kolin, Danielle and Srivatsa, Naveen, "Fly Club May Sell Space Leased to the Bee", Harvard Crimson, April 28, 2010
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