CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts  - Pop diva Lady Gaga brought her star power, her mom and some of her famous friends, including Oprah Winfrey, to Harvard University on Wednesday to launch a new foundation aimed at empowering young people and stamping out bullying.

“If you have revolutionary potential, you must make the world a better place and use it,” Gaga said as she officially kicked off the “Born this Way Foundation,” named after her 2011 hit album and single, with a series of events at the top U.S. university. “This is about transformative change in culture.” The singer has often given a voice for people she feels lack representation in the media, and she formed the foundation to address issues like self-confidence, well-being, anti-bullying and mentoring.

Cynthia Germanotta, Gaga’s mother, will serve as president. Lady Gaga’s given name is Stefani Germanotta.