Harvard Republican Club

Purpose Statement

The Harvard Republican Club (HRC) believes in Reagan's Big Tent Republicanism. We are the home for students and faculty whose political views fall to the right of center. Founded in 1888, the HRC is the oldest College Republicans chapter in the country, and we are proud of our rich history of Republican advocacy. The HRC exists to promote Republican principles, policies, and candidates on and around Harvard's campus. We do this in a multitude of ways: campaigning for local and national candidates in New England; hosting influential Republican speakers like Karl Rove, Jon Huntsman, Peggy Noonan, Jeb Bush, and more; driving political discussion on campus through activism, editorials, debates, panels, blogging, and new media; socializing and networking with receptions, parties, mixers, and our annual Lincoln Day Dinner; traveling to regional and national conservative conferences; holding biweekly meetings to hear from speakers and debate the issues of the day. While we strive to be the face of conservatism on Harvard's campus today, we also seek to mold a Republican Party of the future that is strong, relevant, and effective.

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