Union 101

HGSU-UAW Bargaining Unit Official Definition

“All students enrolled in Harvard degree programs employed by the Employer [Harvard] who provide instructional services at Harvard University, including graduate and undergraduate Teaching Fellows (teaching assistants, teaching fellows, course assistants); and all students enrolled in Harvard degree programs (other than undergraduate students at Harvard College) employed by the Employer who serve as Research Assistants (regardless of funding sources, including those compensated through Training Grants)...”

The following student-held positions are generally considered to be within the scope of the bargaining unit:

  • Teaching fellow; Teaching assistant; Course assistant
  • Other instructional roles (e.g. lecturer, instructor) held by students in degree programs
  • Hourly-paid student research assistant (excluding undergraduate students)
  • Graduate student research assistants—those students who are enrolled in graduate science and engineering programs who are receiving a stipend (or other compensation for their services—regardless of the source of the funds) and are performing research under the supervision of a faculty member.


“All undergraduate students serving as research assistants, and all other employees, guards, and supervisors as defined in the [National Labor Relations] Act.”


Harvard University prayer and meditation spaces

Non residential spaces

Canaday Hall

  • Basement, Islamic Prayer

Center for Government and International Studies (CGIS)

  • Winter Garden Meditation Space, Knafel Building, open 24/7
  • Various Seminar Rooms, by request

Harvard Divinity School

  • Center for the Study of World Religions Meditation Room, open 24/7
  • Divinity Hall, 3rd Floor

Harvard Graduate School of Education

  • Longfellow Hall, Room 214, open Mon – Fri
  • Gutman Library, open Sat and Sun

Harvard Kennedy School

  • Basement, Room LG-28

Harvard Law School

  • Caspersen Student Center, 2nd Floor, Open 24/7

Holden Chapel

  • Islamic Prayer, Fridays 12-3 in July and August

Lowell Lecture Hall

  • Islamic Prayer, every Friday 12-3

Smith Campus Center

  • Suite 728, open 9am – 5pm


Residential spaces

Cabot House

  • L05 Bertram Hall

Currier House

  • Tuchman Lower Main

Dunster House

  • W-219A

Mather House

  • Tranquility Room, 2nd Floor House Office Wing

Winthrop House

  • Standish Room 100, Reservations available 9am-11pm


List of gender inclusive restrooms