Committees

  • Members Committee Group: Pertaining to individual members.

     

    • Membership Committee: to define and process HAAAA membership. This committee is responsible for reviewing all membership applications for approval, determining and collecting appropriate dues, and designing services and other benefits of membership.

    • Communications Committee: to distribute general information amongst HAAAA members. This committee will be responsible for sending information by all channels deemed useful, such as through the website, on mailing lists, by e-newsletters, by postal mail, in Harvard Magazine, on eVents listings, and via other online tools.

    • Alumni Outreach Committee: to communicate with non-member Harvard Asian American alumni. The main purpose of such communications would be to recruit new members, and occasionally to keep non-members informed of upcoming special events. To those ends, this committee is responsible for maintaining a list of representatives for classes, schools, localities, industries, and other verticals for the purpose of writing to their mailing lists. The committee is also responsible for maintaining a broader non-member list of Harvard Asian American alumni.

    • Nominations Committee: to recruit candidates to seek leadership roles in HAA. In particular, this committee will approach members to run for election to the HAAAA Board of Directors, and apply to be committee chairs when there are vacancies; in special circumstances nominations may also be made for Harvard Overseers, HAA Directors, and the Harvard Medal, and HAA Award. Regarding the board of directors, the committee will be responsible for creating and distributing a list of nominees to the voting membership no later than seven days ahead of the scheduled Annual Meeting. The committee is not to exceed 3 members and must include the Founding President and one additional past president.

  • Operations Committee Group: Pertaining to the operation of the group.

     

    • Technology Committee: to maintain and advise on all HAAAA technology. This committee is responsible for maintaining all aspects of the web site, including hosting, functionality, design, and content editing. It is also responsible for general infrastructure, including databases, mailing lists, etc.

    • Regulatory Committee: to define and maintain the legal structure of HAAAA. This committee is responsible for obtaining regulatory approval for the corporate and nonprofit statuses of HAAAA and its subsidiaries. It will thereafter perform any other maintenance or restructuring functions as needed.

    • Fundraising Committee: to raise operating funds for HAAAA. This committee will be responsible for coordinating budgeting with the Treasurer and the committees requiring funding.

  • Events Committee Group: Pertaining to global events.

     

    • Speakers Committee: to develop and maintain a list of speakers for HAAAA events. This committee is responsible for developing a list of potential speakers and the best ways to contact them, suggesting to global and local leadership appropriate speakers for events, and helping host the speakers at those events. It is responsible for maintaining a list of prominent Harvard alumni or Asian Americans at large who would be of potential interest to HAAAA.

    • Reunion Committee: to help organize annual reunion activities centered around Commencement. This committee will be responsible for recruiting and naming HAAAA Reunion Lead(s) each year from one of the quinquennial alumni classes and helping those leads organize reunion activities. 

    • Summit Committee: to organize large-scale University-wide reunions. This event, complete with multiple speakers and events, is expected to take place once every four years.

  • Community Committee Group: Pertaining to the extended community.

     

    • University Affairs Committee: to advocate Asian American interests within the University. This committee is responsible for maintaining contact with University administration, faculty, and students, regarding various Asian American issues. Examples of such interests include, but are not limited to: Asian American studies, the acceptance rate of Asian American students, and the hiring of Asian American professors.

    • Mentorship Committee: to organize career development events for HAAAA members. This committee is responsible for a number of mentorship formats, including peer to peer mentoring within HAAAA, professional to student mentoring between alumni and Asian American students at the University, and peer to peer networking with other related trade groups. It is responsible for maintaining alliances with other Asian American professional groups.

    • Pre-College Committee: to reward and engage promising high school Asian American leaders. This committee is responsible for designing, coordinating, and judging competitions to reward high school leaders in promoting cohesion in Asian American communities. Awards will serve to engage the youth in further Asian American leadership, and encourage them to continue their path at Harvard. This committee is also responsible for maintaining a list of interested high schools.

    • Students Committee: to maintain a strong link between HAAAA and the student body. This committee is responsible for liaising on behalf of HAAAA in matters involving students, managing relationships with student organizations, managing an annual student membership drive for HAAAA, and organizing student participation in and volunteering for any applicable events.