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Title IX Information

Policies and Procedures

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

HGSE Students

HGSE adopted the University-wide Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy (90KB pdf) (“University Policy”) and incorporated the University’s Procedures for Handling Complaints Involving Students Pursuant to the [University’s] Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy (“University Procedures”), including for purposes of student discipline.

HGSE Staff

The 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. 

School and University Resources

SHARE banner: Sexual Harrassment, Assault Responce and Education at HarvardThrough 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 Resources

Nicole Merhill
Title IX Officer
Title IX Office
44R Brattle Street, 2nd floor

William McCants
Director of the Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR)
44R Brattle Street, 2nd floor

HGSE Title IX Coordinators

Liz Thurston, Ph.D.
Director of Student Affairs
HGSE Title IX Coordinator for Students
123 Gutman Library
13 Appian Way

Kelly Deliberato
Assistant Dean for Human Resources
HGSE Title IX Coordinator for Staff
118 Longfellow Hall
16 Appian Way

Maritza Hernandez
Associate Dean for Enrollment and Student Services
HGSE Title IX Coordinator for Students

Kevin Boehm
Associate Director of Student Affairs
HGSE Title IX Coordinator for Students
118 Gutman Library
13 Appian Way

Jessica Pesce
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
132 Longfellow Hall
16 Appian Way