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If you are concerned for your safety, call the HUPD at 617-495-1212 (Cambridge/Allston) or 617-432-1212 (Longwood). For medical emergencies, call 911. If you are abroad and do not have access to emergency services, contact International SOS 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 all members of our community. 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, postdocs, 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/research misconduct
  • Bias-related1 incidents
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Environmental health and safety concerns
  • Fraud/theft
  • Human resources concerns
  • Inappropriate patient care
  • Medical, safety, and security concerns
  • Misuse of University resources/assets
  • Philanthropy and Donor Relations
  • 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)
1 The term “bias-related” refers to language and/or behaviors which demonstrate a 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.

Disclosing incidents related to sex, sexual orientation and/or gender identity

Members of the Harvard community may submit anonymous disclosures of sexual and/or gender-based harassment to the Harvard University Title IX Office. Through the online anonymous disclosure form, members of the community can disclose their concerns, communicate with a staff member of the Title IX Office, and access resources without revealing their identity. The anonymous disclosure form for sexual and gender-based harassment is available to degree-seeking students, staff, and faculty at Harvard.

In order to verify that you are affiliated with Harvard, you will be asked to log in via HarvardKey. If you do not have a HarvardKey or are unable to access the anonymous reporting form for any reason, you may still anonymously submit a disclosure to the Title IX Office. To do so by phone, you may call the Harvard Title IX Office at (617) 496-0200 from a blocked number and withhold your name when you speak with one of our staff. Or, you may email the Title IX Office at titleix@harvard.edu from an email address that does not contain personally identifying information. You may share as much or as little information as you feel comfortable.

To learn more about anonymously disclosing concerns of sexual and gender-based harassment to the Title IX Office, please visit the Title IX Office’s “Disclose Anonymously” webpage.

For a list of all the options available to you, including confidential resources, visit the Title IX Office’s “Your Options” webpage.