Sexual or Gender-Based Misconduct

The Handbook for Students notes: "Harvard University is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the University community is, on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any University program or activity. Gender-based and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, are forms of sex discrimination in that they deny or limit an individual’s ability to participate in or benefit from University programs or activities." See here for more details.

The Office for Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) has been charged with implementing the following procedures for students pursuant to the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy (“Policy”). The ODR operates under the Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity with oversight by the University’s Title IX Officer, working in partnership with the School or unit Title IX Coordinators, and other School or unit leadership.

Their process is outlined here. For a chart describing how their process intersects with the Administrative Board, see here.

Other resources for addressing these issues include: