Welcome to the Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Student Association!
If you're a Catholic undergraduate at Harvard, the Harvard-Radcliffe Catholic Student Association is the place to start! We are a student-run organization within the Harvard Catholic Chaplaincy that brings together people of diverse backgrounds to grow in their Catholic faith together. Our motto is Ut Cognoscant Te — "That they may know Thee" — and everything we do is meant to encourage members to grow in friendship with Christ and with each other. To that end, we work closely with the Catholic chaplains to host a variety of spiritual, social, and service opportunities throughout the year. We invite you to come to our events and explore our rich and universal faith!
Now this is eternal life: that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.
– John 17:3
Ever since the 1890s (at least), the Catholic Student Association has been Harvard's primary student resource for campus Catholics. Then the St. Paul's Catholic Club of Harvard University, it was a large and active group, despite still-existent prejudice against Catholics. The Club held multiple "smokers" with professors each semester, published a quarterly magazine called The Current, staged theater productions, and held an Easter Monday Ball annually for half a century.
Today, about a fifth of Harvard's student body identifies as Catholic, which for us means enormous responsibility. Our goal is to provide a solid community of support for those on campus who want to live out their faith. We hope to provide members — and all students — the chance to develop their whole selves at Harvard, with opportunities for spiritual, social, intellectual, and charitable growth.
So what are you waiting for? Sign up today!