Notice of Non-Discrimination


HLS Students, Staff and Faculty

Harvard has instituted a new University-wide Title IX policy, the University Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy, which is effective at the start of the 2014-2015 academic year. This policy applies to all members of the Harvard community.

HLS Students

Matters in which all parties are HLS students will use the following procedures:

HLS Sexual Harassment Resources and Procedures for Students

All other matters will be handled using the following University procedures:

Harvard University Procedures for Handling Complaints Involving Students Pursuant to the Sexual and Gender Based Harassment Policy

HLS Staff

The new university-wide Sexual/Gender-Based Harassment Complaint Procedures Against Staff are now effective. For complaints against staff only, these procedures supersede the Interim Harvard Law School Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures.

HLS Faculty

HLS has amended its Guidelines Related to Sexual Harassment on an interim basis to align them with the new University policy. The Interim Harvard Law School Sexual Harassment Policy and Procedures are subject to change upon faculty review.


University Web Portal


Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Education

Through the SHARE website, you can connect with timely and confidential counseling, explore filing a complaint, contact specially trained 24/7 emergency services, and learn about engaging interim measures — academic, workplace, housing, or other support services — to help you continue to participate in all aspects of the Harvard community.

University Title IX Officer

Mia Karvonides

Phone: 5-4134
Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity
The Smith Center 935
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

HLS Title IX Coordinators

Marie Bowen, Associate Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer / HLS Title IX Coordinator

Phone: 5-4611
HLS Human Resources
Hauser 010
1575 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Catherine Claypoole, Associate Dean and Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs / HLS Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Phone: 5-4601
HLS Dean’s Office
Griswold 200
1525 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Lakshmi Clark-McClendon, Assistant Director of Student Services/ Acting HLS Deputy Title IX Coordinator

Phone: 5-2437
HLS Dean of Students Office
WCC 3039
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138