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We're working to bring prominent South Asian American voices forward to inspire students to enter public service, work to improve their communities, and empower others to do the same.

The mission of the South Asian Americans in Public Service (SAAPS) initiative is to bring prominent American public servants of South Asian descent to Harvard University to inspire its undergraduate students to enter careers in public service.


While the South Asian community is one of the fastest-growing major ethnic groups in the United States, the views of its diaspora continue to be underrepresented across the nation. With the support of the Dean of Harvard College, the Division of Social Science Regan Fund, the Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, and the Institute of Politics, SAAPS aspires to encourage more undergraduates to meaningfully contribute to their communities through the avenues of government, politics, and the judiciary, promoting cultural and intellectual diversity at a critical juncture in our nation’s history.

our Vision

We're working to empower and uplift South Asian American voices across the nation. To fulfill our vision, we adhere to a few core values.


We hope to create a vibrant community of leaders and students who are invested in the empowerment of voices across the nation.


We welcome speakers and attendees of all vocations and convictions at our events.


We hope to be an inclusive space that illuminates all perspectives and promotes a discussion of civic issues. 


We organize each of our events in hopes of leaving a lasting impact on attendees beyond the duration of each event.


We aspire to craft a network of South Asian American leaders and allies that spans beyond Harvard and into regions across the nation.


We aspire to grow and sustain our initiative for years to come by spearheading new projects and liaising with peer institutions and groups.


We seek to foster a synergistic environment in which teamwork and collaboration are cherished.


We are a nonpartisan organization that serves to illuminate South Asian American voices across the political spectrum.

our Team

SAAPS was founded to confront the dearth of exposure to South Asian American public servants on college campuses. Our team hopes to channel our own passion for public service into a broader, sustained effort to inspire fellow students to make a positive difference in the world.

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