In accordance with Harvard University policy, the Graduate School of Design does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, or any other legally protected basis, in admission to, access to, or employment in its programs and activities. Every effort will be made to ensure fairness and consistency in the school’s relations with its students, faculty and staff. The GSD’s procedures for responding to incidents of discrimination are described in the section, ‘Review Process’ below.

Contact Persons 
A student of the GSD community who believes that any form of prohibited discrimination has occurred should bring this matter forward for review. (See section ‘Review Process’ below, for a description of the review process.) The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination programs:

32 Smith Center,
Cambridge, MA 02138
617 495 3786
[email protected]

Director of Human Resources
Harvard University
Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
617 495 4323

Dean of Students
Harvard University
Graduate School of Design
48 Quincy Street,
Cambridge, MA 02138
617 496 1236

The University 504 Compliance Coordinator is responsible for coordinating Harvard’s efforts on behalf of individuals with disabilities. In addition, inquiries regarding the application of nondiscrimination policies regarding race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, veteran status, or handicap may be referred to:

Regional Director
Office for Civil Rights, Boston Office
U.S. Department of Education
J. W. McCormack Post Office and Courthouse
Room 222, 01-0061
Boston, MA 02109-4557