Sexual Harassment & Other Sexual Misconduct

At Harvard Business School, we strive every day to build and nurture a culture where every member of our community can thrive.

Please note: HBS Sexual Assault Counselors are available 24/7 on the HELP Hotline: (617) 998-HELP (4357).

“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, including sexual orientation or gender identity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any University program. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination in that it denies an individual equal access to the University’s programs or activities.”

Harvard’s policies are “designed to ensure a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment and to meet legal requirements, including: Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the University’s programs or activities; relevant sections of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act (VAWA); Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in employment; and Massachusetts laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. It does not preclude application or enforcement of other University or School policies.”

It is important to note that concerns not covered by the University’s policies related to sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct may still be a violation of HBS Community Values and considered by the School.

For More Information

Rachel Cohen, HBS Title IX Resource Coordinator, (617) 495-6767, rcohen@hbs.edu
MBA Student & Academic Services, Batten Hall

Nicole Merhill, Director, Office for Gender Equity and University Title IX Coordinator, (617) 496-2470, nicole_merhill@harvard.edu
Smith Campus Center, Suite 901
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138

Harvard Office for Dispute Resolution, (617) 495-3786, odr@harvard.edu
Smith Campus Center, Suite 901
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138