The University is committed to responding promptly and effectively when it learns of any form of possible discrimination based on sex. The University responds to reports of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, as part of its efforts to stop the harassment and prevent its recurrence of possible sex discrimination. An individual who has questions or concerns regarding possible discrimination based on sex should contact a Title IX Coordinator at their respective School or unit (if applicable), or the University’s Title IX Officer.
Harvard Medical School provides assistance to students regarding harassment, discrimination and bias-related incidents. Our goal is to educate the Harvard Medical School community about these issues and promote an environment free from harassment and discrimination.
The Title IX Resource Guide is a central location for information about support, safety, medical and reporting resources for the Harvard community.
ALERT Reporting Hotline—the Anonymous Learning Environment Reporting Tool. ALERT is a 24/7 anonymous mechanism for reporting mistreatment or any other student concerns. These reporting outlets allow students to submit concerns to an outsourced third party that directs reports to the appropriate office: Title IX concerns to the HMS Title IX officer and all other student concerns to the Dean for Students and Director of Student Affairs, copying the Dean for Medical Education.
Reported incidents are treated seriously and responded to appropriately, fairly and expeditiously. HMS has a zero tolerance policy for student mistreatment.