Diversity and Inclusion
Diversity and inclusiveness are fundamental to public health education and practice. Course instructors share responsibility with students for creating a learning climate that is hospitable to all perspectives and cultures. Course instructors should be contacted with any concerns or suggestions.
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. If you have experienced bias, please submit a report here so that the administration can track and address concerns as they arise and to better support members of the Harvard Chan community.
Students in every course are expected to abide by the Harvard University and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health School’s standards of Academic Integrity. All work submitted to meet course requirements is expected to be a student’s own work. In the preparation of work submitted to meet course requirements, students should always take great care to distinguish their own ideas and knowledge from information derived from sources.
Students must assume that collaboration in the completion of course assignments is prohibited unless explicitly specified by the course instructor. Students must acknowledge any collaboration and its extent in all submitted work. This requirement applies to collaboration on editing as well as collaboration on substance.
Should academic misconduct occur, the student(s) may be subject to disciplinary action as outlined in the Student Handbook. See the Student Handbook for additional policies related to academic integrity and disciplinary actions.
Accommodations for Students with Disabilities
Harvard University provides academic accommodations to students with disabilities. Any requests for academic accommodations should ideally be made before the first week of the term, except for unusual circumstances, so arrangements can be made. Students must register with the Local Disability Coordinator in the Office for Student Affairs to verify their eligibility for appropriate accommodations. Contact Colleen Cronin email@example.com in all cases, including temporary disabilities.
Title IX Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct
For information on Harvard University policies and procedures and Title IX Resource Coordinators at Harvard Chan, please see:
- Harvard University Interim Title IX Sexual Harassment and Interim Other Sexual Misconduct policies and procedures: https://titleix.harvard.edu/policies-procedures
- Title IX Resource Coordinators: https://titleix.harvard.edu/coordinators
- Title IX Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct resource guide: https://titleix.harvard.edu/resource-guide
Absence Due to Religious Holidays
According to Chapter 151c, Section 2B, of the General Laws of Massachusetts, any student in an educational or vocational training institution, other than a religious or denominational training institution, who is unable, because of his or her religious beliefs, to attend classes or to participate in any examination, study, or work requirement on a particular day shall be excused from any such examination or requirement which he or she may have missed because of such absence on any particular day, provided that such makeup examination or work shall not create an unreasonable burden upon the School. See the student handbook for more information.
Absence from Examination
A student who cannot attend a regularly scheduled examination must request permission for an alternate examination from the instructor in advance of the examination. See the student handbook for more information.
Final Examination Policy
No student should be required to take more than two examinations during any one day of finals week. Students who have more than two examinations scheduled during a particular day during the final examination period may take their class schedules to the director for student affairs for assistance in arranging for an alternate time for all exams in excess of two. Please refer to the student handbook for the policy.