Mr Sheehan Daniel Scarborough
The Office of BGLTQ Student Life falls under the umbrella of the Dean of Students Office at Harvard College. Our specific mission is to promote the academic and personal growth of all bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and questioning undergraduates on Harvard’s campus. We strive to create an integrated support system for BGLTQ students while also working to increase every student’s capacity to engage skillfully and compassionately around gender and sexuality. In collaboration with students, the BGLTQ Office builds and maintains supportive, inclusive communities where difference is valued and disagreement is met with curiosity. As such, our office space in Grays Hall serves as a locus of queer student life on campus.
Opportunities for Student Involvement:
The Graduate Fellow will be a critical team member in the Office of BGLTQ Student Life. This fall, we are piloting a new series around Religion, Gender, and Sexuality. The Graduate Fellow will have the opportunity to develop and implement many of these programs and will work with undergraduate student leaders to support the nascent BGLTQ religious student organization. The Graduate Fellow will gain experience working in a dynamic higher education environment where they will collaborate with our partners across campus, including the College’s Office of Student Engagement, the Harvard Chaplains, and The Memorial Church. There will be opportunities for the Graduate Fellow to provide pastoral care and counseling to students who seek to explore their religious identity alongside their gender or sexual identity, and to students who have been impacted by conflict on campus around religion, gender, and sexuality. Finally, the BGLTQ Office is a Title IX carve-out, so the Graduate Fellow will receive training from the Title IX Office and OSAPR in order to serve as a confidential resource for students who disclose sexual assault, sexual harassment, or gender-based harassment.
The Office of BGLTQ Student Life is located on the ground level of Grays Hall in Harvard Yard. Applicants should factor in transportation to the Office throughout the week and on weekday evenings, and very occasionally on weekends.
Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:
- Administration and Program Development
- Pastoral Care and Counseling
- Public Leadership, Community Organizing, and Planning
- Religious Education and Spiritual Development
The Harvard Divinity School Graduate Fellow will be supervised by the Director of BGLTQ Student Life.
- Number of Students: 1
- Total Compensation: $6000.00
- Type of Compensation: Direct Pay from Site
- Additional Notes: This site is unavailable for 2020-21.