Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct

Title IX Resource Coordinators serve in a neutral role and support all members of the Harvard community. Resource Coordinators have specialized experience in responding to disclosures of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct in the Harvard community. They are also aware that your concerns may be of a sensitive nature and can offer supportive measures to help you continue with your work or studies while maintaining appropriate discretion.

Contacting your Title IX Resource Coordinator is not the same as filing a formal complaint with the University Title IX Coordinator. Rather, Resource Coordinators are a resource to help you make an informed decision about which pathways are right for you.

HGSE Title IX Resources

HGSE Title IX Resource Coordinators

While conversations with a Title IX Resource Coordinator are not confidential, they will handle any information that you provide with the utmost discretion and sensitivity and will share it with others only on a need-to-know basis. You are encouraged to ask about confidentiality and privilege at the start of your conversation with any of Harvard’s resources.  Learn more about confidentiality and confidential resources here (PDF).

For a full list of resources, both on- and off-campus, please visit the Title IX Resource Guide.

HGSE Title IX Resource Coordinators

Andrea Le, Title IX Resource Coordinator for Students
Phone: 617.495.1457
Email:
andrea_le@gse.harvard.edu

 

Kevin Boehm, Title IX Resource Coordinator for Students
Phone: 617.384.7490
Email:
kevin_boehm@gse.harvard.edu

 

Kelly DeLiberato, Title IX Resource Coordinator for Staff
Phone: 617.496.6432
Email:
kelly_deliberato@gse.harvard.edu

 

Jessica Pesce, Title IX Resource Coordinator for Faculty
Phone: 617.496.2077
Email:
jessica_pesce@gse.harvard.edu

 

Anonymously disclose your concern via the Resource for Online Anonymous Disclosures (ROAD)

https://titleix.harvard.edu/disclose

 

Supportive Measures

 

A Title IX Resource Coordinator can offer you supportive measures, which are individualized supports to help those who may have experienced incidents of sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct, including sexual assault, participate in campus life at Harvard and continue with their studies or work.

Supportive measures may be implemented at any time and may include:

  • Course-related extensions and adjustments
  • University-issued and enforced no contact orders
  • Work and/or course schedule adjustments
  • Changes in housing and seating
  • Leaves of absence
  • Increased monitoring of certain areas of the campus

These are just a few examples of supportive measures.  Title IX Resource Coordinators work with students, faculty and staff to ensure that supportive measures are individually tailored to meet an individual’s unique needs.

If you have questions about supportive measures, do not hesitate to reach out to one of your HGSE Title IX Resources Coordinators listed above.

 

Reporting a Concern

You have options. In addition to disclosing a concern to a HGSE Title IX Resource Coordinator, you may also anonymously disclose a concern to the Title IX Office, file a formal complaint with the University’s Title IX Coordinator, or file a report with the police. To read more about these options to decide which is right for you, please visit the Title IX Office’s Your Options webpage.

Disclose Anonymously to the Title IX Office

You may submit anonymous disclosures of sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct to the Title IX Office. By using the Resource for Online Anonymous Disclosures (ROAD), you can  disclose a concern, communicate with a member of the Title IX Office, and access resources without revealing your identity. Learn more about the ROAD at the Title IX Office’s Anonymously Disclose webpage.

File a Formal Complaint

You may file a formal complaint with the University’s Title IX Coordinator.

  • For more information about how to file a formal complaint, visit the Title IX Office’s File a Formal Complaint webpage
  • For more information about the investigative process once a formal complaint is filed, please visit the Office for Dispute Resolution’s (ODR) Investigative Process webpage or contact ODR to request an informational meeting at:

            Smith Campus Center, Suite 901
            1350 Massachusetts Avenue
            Phone: 617-495-3786
            Email: odr@harvard.edu

File a Police Report

Harvard University Police Department
1033 Massachusetts Avenue or 29 Garden Street

Phone: 617.495.1212
Web: www.hupd.harvard.edu

Cambridge Police Department

125 6th Street

Cambridge, MA

Sexual Assault Hotline: 617.349.3381

Policies and Procedures

Harvard University’s policies prohibiting sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct are designed to ensure a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment and to meet legal requirements, including: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the University’s programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment; and Massachusetts laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.

The University has several policies and procedures based on the type of conduct and when the conduct occurred. At-A-Glance: Information About Harvard’s New Interim Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and Interim Other Sexual Misconduct Policy (PDF) provides a snapshot overview of the differences amongst the University policies. Additionally, links to the University’s policies are listed below.

Regarding conduct occurring on or after August 14, 2020

 

 

Regarding Conduct Occurring Before August 14, 2020