Welcome to the HBS LGBT Student Association
© Em Toshack

Our Mission

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Student Association (LGBTSA) is an organization of LGBT students and their partners. We provide formal and informal support for members and work to build awareness of LGBT issues in the workplace at Harvard Business School and in the local community. We also work closely with the Allies, a student club with hundreds of LGBT supporters at HBS.

Our Goals

Create a supportive environment for LGBT students in the classroom, in recruiting, and on campus.
For some, openly identifying as LGBT--whether at Harvard or in the greater business world--may be an intimidating or challenging process. We provide a safe community for our LGBT students and their partners, and we enjoy the support of our straight allies. We help LGBT-friendly companies and not-for-profit organizations reach out to the prospective talent in our group. We hold social gatherings that connect our community with classmates at HBS, with LGBT students at other graduate schools, and with our alumni.

Increase awareness and understanding of LGBT issues at HBS and the business community.
In keeping with HBS's mission to educate tomorrow's leaders, we strive to help our classmates and professors better understand the issues involved in being--or working with--LGBT people. We kick off the year with a campus-wide National Coming Out Day celebration, a day when most students show their support by wearing a rainbow ribbon. Throughout the year we hold peer workshops. We bring speakers to campus. We partner with HBS Admissions on attracting talented prospective students, and with the faculty on curriculum development.