The University has adopted new policies and procedures to address discrimination and bullying. These policies apply to all students, faculty, staff, researchers, and other members of the Harvard community across all Schools and units, including Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The University’s non-discrimination and anti-bullying policies can be viewed for additional information and guidance.
Whenever a formal complaint of discrimination or bullying is investigated in accordance with the University’s non-discrimination and anti-bullying policies and procedures, and those procedures result in a finding that a policy violation has occurred, then sanctions or remedial measures will be determined by Harvard Chan School Appropriate Official or designee(s), as set forth in those procedures. The Harvard Chan School Appropriate Official or designee(s) must accept the finding of a policy violation as final and non-reviewable. The only opportunity to appeal the determination of a policy violation is provided within the University’s non-discrimination and anti-bullying policies and procedures. Decisions about sanctions and remedial measures are final and cannot be appealed.
The following Local Designated Resources in Harvard Chan School serve as a resource for receiving reports and complaints, directing community members to resources, and providing information on supportive measures:
If you need guidance about a situation involving a student, contact Luke Sutherland, Associate Director for Student Engagement and Experience or Maritza Hernandez, Associate Dean for Student Services.
If you need guidance about a situation involving faculty member, contact Jennifer Ivers, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs
If you need guidance about a situation involving a staff member, contact Linda Picard, Chief Human Resources Officer.
At Harvard Chan School, the following individuals have been designated as Appropriate Officials, who serve as the final authority to issue any sanctions under the University’s non-discrimination and anti-bullying policies:
For situations involving students, the Appropriate Official is the Code of Conduct Council.
For situations involving faculty, the Appropriate Official is Jane Kim, Dean for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health or their designee.
For situations involving staff members, the Appropriate Official is Kate Calvin, Executive Dean for Administration, or their designee.