HUECU seeks to elevate and empower Harvard College students from diverse backgrounds by providing them with hands-on experience that will prepare them to excel as thoughtful, balanced community and business leaders.
Established in 1939, HUECU is a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative, exclusively serving the Harvard community and distinguished through our reinvestment of profits in our members and the local community, particularly in the form of free financial education.
The purpose of the Student Advisory Council (SAC) is to advise HUECU in its pursuit of campus-wide financial wellness by consulting on financial education programming, university engagement events, and student banking services.
SAC members provide strategic guidance on many details, such as marketing approach, positioning, messaging, communication channels, scheduling, and more. Projects include, but are not limited to:
Event Planning: HUECU holds on-campus event to empower the community to make informed financial decisions. From informal, fire-side chats in the Houses, to large forums featuring expert guest speakers from the financial services industry, and everything in between.
Opening Days: SAC members shape students’ first-impression of HUECU during Harvard’s official welcome and orientation, by planning choosing how HUECU sponsors and participates in Pre-Orientation and Opening Days.
Family Weekend: SAC members guide HUECU’s engagement with visiting parents and families during Family Weekend, including swag give-aways, in-person meet and greets, and advertising.
Reading Period: SAC members design and schedule HUECU’s sponsorship of de-stress events to support students studying for final exams.