Sexual assault and other unwelcome sexual conduct are matters of increasing concern for colleges and universities. This behavior is antithetical to the core obligations we owe one another in a community of learning and discovery, which must be based in openness, mutual respect, and trust. The University-Wide Statement on Rights and Responsibilities, adopted more than 40 years ago, underscores that a vibrant academic community is characterized by “respect for the dignity of others” and “freedom from personal force and violence.” We must reinforce these norms as part of a shared commitment, individually, collectively, and institutionally, to work to eliminate sexual assault and other unwelcome sexual conduct at Harvard.
In November 2015, following the publication of the Association of American Universities report on sexual assault and sexual misconduct, Acting Dean David Hunter formed the Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention at the Harvard Chan School.
The Advisory Committee on Sexual Assault and Harassment Prevention (ACSAHP) works collectively and collaboratively with the Harvard Chan School community to promote communication, education, and training related to sexual assault and harassment prevention. ACSAHP is chaired by Stacey Herman, Associate Dean for Student Services, and comprised of representatives from the school’s academic appointees, students, and staff.
ACSAHP seeks input broadly from students, faculty, administrators, law enforcement, and subject matter experts, both at Harvard and nationally. The committee makes annual recommendations to the school leadership and reports regularly to the Harvard Chan community at large.
ACSAHP Members for 2016-2017 Academic Year
Stacey Herman, Chair
Associate Dean for Student Services, Title IX Coordinator for Students
Mahnaz El-Kouedi, Co-Chair
Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, Title IX Coordinator for Faculty and Non-Faculty Academic Appointees
Linda Picard, Co-Chair
Senior Director of Human Resources, Title IX Coordinator for Staff
Doctor of Science Student, Social and Behavioral Sciences
Executive Director for Administration, Office for External Relations
Associate Director, Women and Health Initiative
Faculty, Immunology and Infectious Diseases
Research Scientist, Center for Biostatistics in AIDS Research
Research Scientist, Environmental Health
Faculty, Environmental Health
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Global Health and Population
Housing and Resident Life Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator for Students, Office for Student Affairs
Associate Dean of Regulatory Affairs & Research Compliance, Lecturer, Health Policy Management
Associate Director, Office of Student Affairs
Assistant Director of Finance and Administration, Office of Education
Melissa Brodrick (ex officio member)
For more information about resources available to all students, staff, and academic appointees, please visit the pages below.
ACSAHP is always looking for suggestions from the Harvard Chan community. If you have an idea related to sexual assault and harassment prevention that you would like to share, please drop us a line through the online suggestion box.