The Crimson Key Society is Harvard University’s premier community service organization. We are a completely student run group that works to make the Harvard community as welcoming as possible for visitors and students alike. Our mission is to make our campus more accessible for everyone, whether it is your first visit or your 50th reunion. To this end, the members of CKS guide tours, answer questions, and host events for incoming first-years, students’ families, and all those visiting Harvard. We aim to educate visitors on our rich history, familiarize them with our campus, and have them engage with what we believe is at the heart of Harvard – the students.
Throughout the year, CKS leads daily campus tours and participates in Project TEACH, Harvard’s Official College and Career Awareness Program provided to Cambridge Public Schools seventh-graders and Boston Public Schools seventh-graders who attend a school in Allston-Brighton. The Crimson Key Society also coordinates and runs Orientation for the incoming first-years each fall, ushers Commencement services each spring, and helps organize and staff a host of campus-wide activities, including Arts First, First-Year Family Weekends, Junior Family Weekend, and more.