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Policies

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Harvard Law School does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, source of income, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. The Law School has instituted these policies and certain procedures to ensure a safe and nondiscriminatory environment and to meet legal requirements, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. All employers using the facilities and services of the career services offices must comply with these policies and procedures.

Contact information

Members of the HLS community with concerns regarding the application of the Law School’s nondiscrimination policy may be referred to the following Law School coordinators of that policy to discuss options and resources.

Students:

Jessica Soban
Dean for Student Services
617-495-1880
jsoban@law.harvard.edu

Faculty & Staff:

Roxanne L. Armbruster
Assistant Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer
617-496-2080
Hauser 010
rarmbruster@law.harvard.edu

Sasha Tulgan
Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX Program Officer
617-496-0921
Hauser 010
stulgan@law.harvard.edu

Inquiries concerning the application of nondiscrimination policies may also be referred to the Regional Director, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921, or OCR@ed.gov.

Harvard University Interim Policies on Title IX Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct

Harassment based on sex, gender, or gender identity is governed by Harvard University’s Interim Policies on Title IX Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct. The 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about Harvard University’s Interim Policies and Procedures, please refer to the Office for Gender Equity website.  More background explanation about the interim policies is available here.

Anonymous Reporting

If you wish to report a concern in an anonymous manner, you can do so via the Harvard University Reporting Hotline:


Procedures