Harvard Chan School Diversity Initiatives

Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (DACDI):  The Dean’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion was developed to strategically evaluate and coordinate actions, policies, structural and organizational systems, and initiatives in these critical areas at Harvard Chan. DACDI unifies multiple informal efforts by many constituencies to address the School’s fundamental mission of ensuring a diverse and inclusive environment in all domains of its functioning.

Bias-Related Incident Reporting:  The Harvard Chan School believes all members of our community should be able to study and work in an environment where they feel safe and respected. As a mechanism to promote an inclusive community, we have created an anonymous bias-related incident reporting system. This will allow the administration to track and address concerns as they arise and better support members of the Harvard Chan community who experience bias.

Lunch ‘n’ Learn: The Lunch ‘n’ Learn Program consists of a group of staff of color and allies committed to the School’s goals of developing an open and inclusive environment. The primary goals of this group are to develop community; promote creativity, innovation, and learning; and foster personal and professional growth.

Ombuds Office: Speaking with the Ombudsperson will increase your awareness of alternatives available to you for resolving work-related problems.  The Ombudsperson is a designated neutral and strives to see that people are treated fairly and equitably at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and Harvard Chan School.

Unity: Founded in 2019, Unity creates opportunities for LGBTQ+ faculty, staff, students, postdocs, and research scientists at Harvard Chan to come together to socialize, learn, and support each other. We welcome input, ideas, and organizing of social, educational and networking events by all members of the Harvard Chan School community.

Women in Public Health: To address issues of concern to women faculty at Harvard Chan School.

Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Education

Gender-Neutral Restroom Locations