Harvard Students Spouses and Partners Association (HSSPA) is an entirely volunteer-run organization open to the spouses and partners of all Harvard students, post-docs, visiting fellows and other affiliates. HSSPA provides a way for its members to make friends, find intellectual stimulation, and feel a sense of belonging within the University.

HSSPA welcomes spouses and partners of all Harvard affiliates regardless of the gender, race, age, nationality and sexual orientation. Our members is a truly diverse group of spouses that includes hundreds people from all over the world.


HSSPA is a completely volunteer-run organization. We are always happy to talk to people with ideas of how to make the HSSPA community even better! All members are encouraged to actively participate in the life of the organization and we are always eager to find the most suitable occupation for those who are willing to contribute their time and efforts.

Funds and By-laws

HSSPA membership is free. HSSPA activities are sponsored by a portion of the investment income from the Anna P. Lowell fund (1930) and HSSPA financial information is publicly available.  HSSPA’s by-laws govern the activities of the association.