President's Welcome

Welcome to the Harvard Club of Southern California.

Our Club is one of the oldest and largest Harvard alumni clubs in the world, proudly dating back to 1901.  With over 15,000 alumni in our area, the Club offers its members an exceptional network, from recent graduates to mid-career professionals to empty nesters.  The Club is also one of Harvard’s most active, holding about 100 events each year that cater to all ages and interests.  We have programs tailored to families with young children; speakers from the Harvard faculty, coaches, and prominent alumni; Discover Your City special tours; behind-the-scenes opportunities at performing arts and sports; and networking mixers and trips we often co-host with other alumni clubs.  You can see a list of past events by clicking here.

We offer our members many other ways to stay connected to the University.  Our Schools Committee works with alumni to interview more than 3,000 high school applicants to the College each year.  We organize a number of mentoring programs, including “Wintersession” internships and a summer session in which our Club provides stipends to students working in Los Angeles.  You can mentor and tutor through the Education Committee, sponsor a Prize Book for a promising high school student, participate in an Early College Awareness program in partnership with local public high schools, or volunteer at one of many local organizations during our “Harvard Serves” Global Month of Service.

Our mission is to make our Club reflect you and your interests.  We invite you to enjoy yourself by reconnecting with your fellow alumni and attending one of our upcoming events.  And we hope you will consider becoming a member of the Club.  Dues are as low as $45 per year, and even less for recent graduates. You can join or renew your membership by clicking here.

We look forward to seeing you soon.


Steven Arkow AB ’84
Immediate Past President, Harvard Club of Southern California