Three days exploring everything HDS has to offer. And it's on us.
DivEx is a three-day introduction to graduate programs at HDS that span religious and cultural divides to prepare ethical leaders to work in a complex world.
DivEx is for college undergraduates who have a commitment to diversity and social justice and who are considering a career in any fields in which the study of religion, theology, and ethics would be an asset. A handful of promising recent college graduates will be considered if space allows.
The primary goal of DivEx is to increase participation by members of groups that are underrepresented in the study of religion. With that in mind, we especially encourage applications from African American, Latino and Latina, Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Native American students. We also aim to attract students of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, first-generation students, and LGBTQ students, among other underrepresented groups.
Eligibility Note: Unfortunately, due to budget constraints, we can only accept applications from students who will be traveling from the continental U.S.
How much does it cost?
DivEx is completely free. We provide housing, all meals, and domestic airline, bus, or train transportation to and from Boston. (Ground transportation to and from airports, bus or train stations, or other transport terminals is not included.)
How do I apply?
The 2016 Diversity and Explorations Program application deadline has now passed. Please consider applying next year; the application will be available in July 2017.
Applicants will be asked to provide:
- Completed online application form
- Personal statement describing your interest in the program
- Letter of recommendation from a professor, career mentor, or faith-based leader
- Academic transcripts
What’s the agenda?
- Network with Harvard faculty and current students
- Attend classes of your choice on a wide range of topics, religious traditions, languages, and concepts
- Participate in community events
- Get advice on the admissions process and financial aid
Check out our DivEx 2016 brochure for an overview of this year's program.
In this video, hear past participants of the program discuss what DivEx taught them about Harvard Divinity School.
Professor Aisha M. Beliso-De Jesús offers insights to prospective students during DivEx 2016.
Note: Transcripts for these recordings are available upon request. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call us at 617.495.5796 or email email@example.com at any time, whether you know you want to apply or still have questions. If you’d like to be connected with current HDS students that participated in DivEx, send an email request to firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to talk about DivEx!