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HLS Title IX Coordinator

Sarah Affel

WCC 3039
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
saffel@law.harvard.edu
Tel: (617) 495-1880
Fax: (617) 495-0544
https://hls.harvard.edu/title-ix/

The HLS Title IX Coordinator serves in a neutral role and supports all members of the HLS community.  The Title IX Coordinator has specialized training and experience in responding to disclosures of sexual and gender-based harassment in the Harvard community.

The HLS Title IX Coordinator can:

  • Provide information about available resources
  • Help arrange interim measures, including:
    • Course-related extensions and adjustments
    • University-issued and enforced no contact orders
    • Work and/or course schedule adjustments
    • Changes in housing or seating
    • leaves of absence
    • increased monitoring of specific areas on campus
  • Facilitate informal resolution, as appropriate, between the involved parties, with the goal of reaching a mutually agreeable resolution
  • Provide information on the University’s Policy and applicable HLS policies and procedures
  • Provide information about the formal complaint process

Formal complaints against HLS students, staff, and faculty can be submitted to the HLS Title IX Coordinator.  Formal complaints against staff members will be provided to the Office of Dispute Resolution.  Formal complaints against faculty members will be provided to the dean.  Speaking with the Title IX Coordinator is, however, not the same as filing a formal complaint.  The HLS Title IX Coordinator can serve as a resource to help you make an informed decision about which pathways are right for you.

While conversations with the Title IX Coordinator are not confidential, the HLS Title IX Coordinator 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.

HLS Title IX Specialist

Warner santiago

WCC 3039
1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
wsantiago@law.harvard.edu
Tel: (617) 495-1880
Fax: (617) 495-0544
https://hls.harvard.edu/title-ix/

The HLS Title IX Specialist works together with the HLS community to create and safeguard an inclusive community.  You can contact the HLS Title IX Specialist if you are interested in participating in our programming and project development, participating in focus groups, or would like to join in gender equity, diversity, inclusion, and Title IX outreach efforts.

HLS Title IX Liaisons

Catherine Claypoole, Associate Dean and Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Roxanne Armbruster, Assistant Dean and Chief Human Resources Officer

Marcia Sells, Associate Dean and Dean of Students

The HLS Title IX Liaisons are members of the HLS senior leadership who, as appropriate, advise and support the HLS Title IX Coordinator and HLS Title IX Specialist in carrying out their responsibilities.  The HLS Title IX Liaisons may also serve in the role of the “Title IX Unit,” as referred to in the HLS Sexual Harassment Resources and Procedures for Students and HLS Sexual Harassment Procedures for Complaints Against Faculty.

Harvard University Title IX Officer

Nicole Merhill

Title IX Officer

Email: nicole_merhill@harvard.edu
Smith Campus Center Suite 901
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 496-0200
titleix@harvard.edu

Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR)

william McCants

Director of the Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR)

Smith Campus Center, Suite 901
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 495-3786
Fax: (617) 496-5641
odr@harvard.edu
Office Hours: Monday- Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm