Serving the Harvard Community in Shanghai for over 80 years

The Harvard Club of Shanghai is a non-profit volunteer organization founded in 1930 as part of the Orient Division of the Associated Clubs of Harvard. The Club is organized and operated exclusively for educational, charitable and social purposes.

According to the Club constitution, the purpose of the Club shall be to:

  • Foster a spirit of community and fraternity among graduates, former students, faculty and current students of Harvard University;
  • Serve in extending knowledge of the aims and achievements of Harvard University in general and to alumni and alumnae in the Shanghai region;
  • Support Harvard University in its admission processes including influencing outstanding young men and women to apply to Harvard University;
  • Serve as liaison between alumni and the Harvard Alumni Association (the "HAA") and gather and communicate the views of alumni and alumnae to the HAA;
  • Represent the interests of Harvard University in the Shanghai region;
  • Cooperate with the HAA to strengthen the Club and encourage the establishment of new clubs;
  • Promote and encourage communication between Harvard University and its alumni and alumnae residents in the Shanghai region;
  • Protect and promote the Harvard University name and trademarks;
  • Serve as the umbrella organization and umbrella Club for the various Harvard clubs and organizations, including professional and graduate school clubs, in the Shanghai region
  • Cooperate actively with other alumni clubs in Greater China along with the Harvard Center Shanghai to foster a spirit of community among graduates, former students, faculty and current students of Harvard University across Greater China