Sexual and Gender Harassment
Sexual and gender-based violence and harassment are problems in every society and students in graduate school are not immune. Close contact and working arrangements, age and cultural variables, as well as heightened power relationships contribute to graduate students being susceptible to discrimination and sexual and gender-based harassment, as well as assault. It is important for all members of our community to know their rights, know their resources, and to be familiar with behaviors that constitute harassment and discrimination.
If you are being mistreated on the basis of your sex or gender identity, talk to a Title IX Coordinator, the Title IX Office, the ODR, OSAPR, or one of the confidential resources listed here about what University and local resources exist. When such mistreatment is preventing you from accessing the programs and services of the University, it may be discrimination under Title IX. It may also be a violation of the law. You may require medical treatment and emotional care and support. For all of these reasons, it is important for you to know where to go for support, reporting, and medical care. The resources on this page, as well as Harvard University’s Title IX Office site are your entry point to access this crucial information.