If you are concerned for your safety, call the HUPD at 617-495-1212 (Cambridge) or 617-432-1212 (Longwood). For medical emergencies, call 911. If you are abroad and do not have access to emergency services, contact Harvard Travel Assist at +1-617-998-0000.
Ethical and compliant behavior that reflects our community’s values is essential to providing a safe and secure environment for Harvard's students, faculty, staff, and visitors. It is important for the well-being of all who are involved with the University as well as the well-being of the University. In fact, voicing your concerns is a gift to the University.
To encourage individuals to voice their concerns, Harvard University established the reporting hotline and website which provides the opportunity to report concerns in an anonymous manner. This hotline may be used to report a variety of ethical, integrity, safety, security, and compliance concerns and may be used by anyone including, but not limited to, students, faculty, staff, patients, vendors, contractors and visitors, anywhere in the world.
The Anonymous Reporting Hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is run by an independent, third-party provider. There are two ways to report: toll-free by calling 877- 694-2275 or you can submit a report online.
Before submitting a report, please read ABOUT THE HOTLINE to better understand the reporting process, including information regarding non-retaliation and confidentiality.
The Hotline is meant for reporting of issues in situations where you don't feel comfortable speaking with a supervisor or other resource. Any concerns may be raised through the Hotline including, but not limited to:
- Academic misconduct
- Bias-related1 incidents
- Conflicts of interest
- Environmental health and safety concerns
- Human resources concerns
- Inappropriate patient care
- Medical, safety, and security concerns
- Misuse of University resources/assets
- Violations of law, regulation, contract, or University policy
- Suspected abuse or neglect or other inappropriate activity involving minors in Harvard programs (please note: the preferred reporting method is direct via the Harvard University Police Department at (617) 495-1212; additional resources can be found at youthprotection.harvard.edu)
Disclosing incidents related to sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identity
There is a separate University-wide system in place for disclosures of incidents related to sex, including sexual harassment; and gender-based harassment, including harassment based on sex (but not of a sexual nature), sex-stereotyping, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity. Gender-based and sexual harassment, including sexual violence, are forms of sex discrimination. Though this system is not an anonymous or confidential process, information is handled sensitively and discretely and is shared on a strictly need-to-know basis.
Harvard has designated over 50 Title IX Coordinators distributed across every School and unit of the University to help address issues of equity and inclusion, respond to disclosures of potential sexual harassment, including sexual assault, or gender-based harassment, assist in developing interim measures, and serve as a bridge to other resources. A complete list and contact information of the University’s Title IX Coordinators can be found here.
For more information on resources available, including confidential resources, visit the Title IX Resources Guide.
1 The term 'bias-related’ refers to language and/or behaviors which demonstrate bias against persons because of, but not limited to, others’ actual or perceived: color, race, ethnicity, national origin, veteran status, age, disability, health condition, religion, and/or political beliefs. See also on this page: "Disclosing incidents related to sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identity."