Reflecting on Your Life - The purpose of Reflecting on Your Life is to create an opportunity for freshmen to reflect – outside the classroom – on what matters to them and why.
- Participants: First-year students
- Participants: ~130 (out of a total of 1667 first-years) with about 12-15 students per discussion group
- Characteristics of Participants: Generally representative of the race and gender balance of the overall class; recently there have been more students who self-identify as non-religious
- When: Typically takes place during February and March
- Frequency: Three, 90 minute discussion sessions over the course of three consecutive weeks
Funding & Operations
Operating costs are minimal for all ROYL programs.
- Operations: All regular operating expenses are funded by Harvard College. Annual budget is $1,500 for all programmatic expenses including materials for facilitators, minimal supplies, and snacks and refreshments for each discussion group. Each group has a budget of $100 to cover cost of snacks and refreshments for three meetings. The annual budget does not account for the staff time needed to start-up or administer the program.
- External Funding: Teagle Foundation funded the most recent assessment of Reflecting on Your Life for the amount of ~$800.