Policies and Guidelines Pertaining to All Academic Appointees

updated 9/1/23

Abusive and/or Intimidating Behavior Policy

Academic Freedom and Freedom of Expression 

Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity

Harvard University selects and promotes staff and faculty without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, gender identity, religion, creed, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, military service, genetic information, or other protected status unrelated to job requirements. Each year, the President and Fellows of Harvard College reaffirm Harvard’s commitment to affirmative action and equal employment opportunity in this statement. For information on how to address an experience of discrimination, please review the Discrimination Policy and Review Procedure or consider using the Bias-Related Incident Reporting system

Authorship Guidelines

ChatGPT/Generative AI

Communications Resources for Faculty


Disability Resources

Discrimination Resources

Drug and Alcohol Policy

Financial Conflicts of Interest (fCOI) and Outside Activities & Interests Reporting (OAIR)

Financial Policies: Harvard Chan School OFS (pin-protected) and Harvard Financial Policy Office

For-Profit Entity Sponsored Events

Intellectual Property

Outside Academic Activities

PI Eligibility Policy

Harvard Sponsored Role (HSR) Policy

Research Misconduct Allegations

Social Media Guidelines – School

Student Related Policies

Teaching Eligibility

Teaching and Research Funds Policy (PDF)

Title IX: Harvard University Policy on Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment and Related Procedures

Title IX: Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Policy and Procedures

Tobacco-Related Companies Policy

The Faculty of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health voted on January 24, 2002, not to accept any grant or anything else of value from any tobacco manufacturer, distributor, or other tobacco-related company. The list of such companies has been provided by the American Legacy Foundation.

Unprofessional Relationships and Abuse of Authority

Use of Harvard Names and Insignias (revised 8/18/2008)

Use of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Name and Shield by Units of the School (PDF)

A listing of university-wide policies and guidelines on a variety of subjects is available on the Provost’s Office website at http://www.provost.harvard.edu/policies_guidelines/.