Title IX at Harvard College

Consistent with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Harvard College does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff based on sex in any of its programs or activities, including but not limited to educational programs, employment, and admission.  Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a kind of sex discrimination and is prohibited by Title IX and by the University. 

In accordance with Interim Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy and the Interim Other Sexual Misconduct Policy, Harvard College is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the College community is, on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any College program or activity. Sexual misconduct and harassment, include sexual violence, are forms of sex discrimination in that they deny or limit an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from College programs or activities.

Policies and Procedures

These policies were implemented on August 14, 2020. For more information visit https://titleix.harvard.edu/policies-procedures.

Responsible Employees

Sharing Information with a Coordinator

In order to ensure that all students have access to interim measures (the supports to help students continue with studies and participate in all aspects of campus life at Harvard) and information about resources and options, and to enable Title IX Resource Coordinators to identify and address potential community safety concerns, employees who are not serving as confidential resources have a responsibility to share information that they learn about incidents of sexual misconduct and harassment with the Title IX Resource Coordinator.

Title IX Resource Coordinators treat information that individuals share with them with the utmost discretion and sensitivity. Please feel free to contact a Coordinator to discuss the distinction between confidential and non-confidential resources and to find the appropriate resource for you. During such a conversation, you are free to share as much or as little about your own experience as you feel comfortable.