The Harvard Black Alumni Society (HBAS) is the official alumni organization for African-American graduates of all Harvard schools.

The Harvard Black Alumni Society was founded on March 7, 2002 by nine alumni from Harvard College dedicated to the idea of building and strengthening the Harvard Black Alumni community.

Once a small gathering of local alumni, HBAS has grown into an international organization with over 5,000 members around the world and established chapters in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Houston, Miami, Washington D.C. and growing.

In addition to hosting events in various cities around the country for the purpose of bringing alumni together for socializing and community building, HBAS leads community building programs and initiatives for its members around the world to better serve the communities in which we live and work.

Whether you are an alumnus, current student, prospective student, member of the faculty or a university administrator, we invite you to explore the HBAS website, as a well as our other digital channels to discover the numerous opportunities to get involved in our efforts to build and strengthen the Harvard black alumni community.

The Harvard Black Alumni Society is incorporated as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation. HBAS is not financially supported by Harvard University or related entities. As a mainly volunteer-run organization, individual donations are of great importance to our ongoing operations.

Please include your name or company and contact information. A representative will contact you for further information and to discuss your contribution.
Donations of funds, property, or other assets are tax-deductible and go toward supporting our events, programs, and online services.

If you are interested in making a tax-deductible financial or in-kind contribution to HBAS, please visit our donations page or email