Support, safety, and security

Harvard Chan School is committed to ensuring a safe and supportive environment for everyone in our community during these difficult times. We encourage use of the resources outlined here. Please reach out to the Office for Student Services if you need additional support.



  • If you feel that your physical safety is threatened, please reach out immediately to HUPD at 617-495-1212 (or 5-1212 from a Harvard phone)
  • Security officers will provide walking escorts from campus to nearby parking garages and transit stops. Please stop by the security desk to coordinate.
  • Taxi vouchers are available to cover the first mile of a ride home from campus in the evening or overnight hours; they can be picked up from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day at the security desk.
  • Students who feel unsafe on public transport can request a lyft pass.
  • Students who need support for expenses beyond the first mile of a taxi ride are encouraged to apply to the Student Hardship Fund.
  • HCSA and OSA have launched the HSPH Walking Buddy Initiative to promote safety and camaraderie. Sign up to participate.




Looking to support Harvard Chan School community members? Be mindful about opportunities for bystander intervention. If you witness a peer being harassed or discriminated against, consider employing the steps outlined in this guide from the Office for Gender Equity.