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Messages and Statements

Message on DACA from Dean Williams

September 5, 2017. Read the statement here.

A Message From Harvard President Drew Faust

September 5, 2017. Read the statement here.

You Are Welcome Here

A video message from the Harvard Chan community. March 13, 2017.
Watch the video.

We Are All Harvard

A message from Harvard President Drew Faust. January 29, 2017
Read more.

Message from American Association of Universities

Official statement urging a quick end to the order barring returning students and faculty from the U.S. January 28, 2017

Read the release.

Message from Dean Michelle Williams

"I want to reaffirm our clear and unwavering support for the many international students and immigrants who form such a vital part of our community. " January 30, 2017

Read the statement.

Supporting Our Community

"Our responsibility to each other requires us to demonstrate that we are enriched by difference and respectful disagreement, and to support any individuals in our community who feel vulnerable or unsafe." November 28, 2016
Read the message from Harvard President Drew Faust.

A Message to Our Community

"We value the contributions of the hundreds of international students, researchers, and faculty members who form an essential part of our community." December 14, 2016

Read the message from Dean Michelle Wiliams.

Harvard University Resources

Harvard International Office

International students with questions regarding their visa status or who are contemplating travel should contact the Harvard International Office.

Note from HIO: Premium Processing Suspended for H-1B Filings. "United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (hereinafter USCIS) has announced that they will suspend premium processing service for all H-1B filings not filed by April 3, 2017. " Read more at the HIO website.

Global Travel Resources

If you travel abroad, make sure to enter your itinerary and contact information in the Harvard Travel Registry for access to Harvard Travel Assist, the 24/7 global emergency response program. This program is managed by Harvard Global Support ServicesIf you travel abroad and are not permitted to return to the U.S., contact Harvard Travel Assist at +1-617-998-0000 or to immediately notify the University.

Counseling and Mental Health

If you are experiencing emotional or mental distress and would like to speak with someone urgently, please contact Harvard’s Counseling and Mental Health Services at 617-495-2042.

You may also reach out to the Harvard Chaplains, 617-495-5529, who provide counseling and general support to all students regardless of religious/spiritual affiliation.

Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program

Members of our community with Permanent Resident status and undocumented students are encouraged to contact the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program to seek legal advice.

Resources for Staff and Faculty

If you are a staff or faculty member, you can contact the Harvard Employee Assistance Program, which offers immediate, free, confidential help for all Harvard employees and their household members.  Counselors and other trained professionals can be reached at 877-327-4278.

Resources for Undocumented Students

Undocumented at Harvard

Harvard Chan Resources and Contacts

Melissa Brodrick
Longwood Ombudsperson

Stacey Herman
Associate Dean for Student Services

Mahy El-Kouedi
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Linda Picard
Senior Director and Title IX Coordinator

Community Resource Sharing 

News from Harvard

Ask the Undocumented | Harvard Gazette - May 4, 2017

The Sexual Exploitation of Child Migrants | Harvard Gazette - April 26, 2017

Using People Power to Promote Public Health | Harvard Chan News - April 6, 2017

Stories from Aleppo: Medical workers under siege | Harvard Chan News - March 23, 2017

Dreamers May Have Reduced Depression in Eligible Individuals | Harvard Chan News - March 14, 2017

In Support of International Students | Harvard Gazette - March 14, 2017

Premium Processing Suspended for H-1B Filings | Harvard International Office - March 6, 2017

Stuck in Legal Limbo | Harvard Gazette - February 22, 2017

To Understand Trump, Learn from His Voters | Harvard Gazette - February 22, 2017

Khizr Khan, Reluctant Activist | Harvard Gazette - February 16, 2017

Student from Aleppo Fears Shift of Fate | Harvard Gazette - February 10, 2017

Hands of a Healer, Heart of a Syrian | Harvard Gazette - February 8, 2017

Community Addresses Implications of New Presidential Administration | Harvard Chan News - February 7, 2017

Queries, and Support, on Travel Concerns | Harvard Gazette - February 2, 2017

Fraught Moment for Religious Freedom | Harvard Gazette - January 31, 2017

Trials for a Global University | Harvard Gazette - January 30, 2017



Related Stories from Harvard Public Health Magazine

Intensive Care | Harvard Public Health - Winter 2017

Since 2013, pediatrician Annie Sparrow has been traveling back and forth from New York to Syria’s border with Turkey, training Syrian medical personnel struggling to cope with the mounting casualties of their country’s brutal civil war.

Migration | Harvard Public Health - Fall 2016

Recent news reports in American media tell the story: Over the last few years, a small but highly diverse group of migrants and refugees—each with their singular stories of suffering and survival—have settled in the United States. They are part of a global wave of forced and voluntary displacement.


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