Community Standards

Harvard University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University does not discriminate based on race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, disability unrelated to job requirements, genetic information or any other legally-prohibited basis. To learn more about our programs for diversity, inclusion, and affirmative action, please visit

In general, the Staff Personnel Manual and Harvard’s contracts with the unions representing over 6,000 members of the Harvard staff provide additional information about the workplace standards that exist to help ensure a fair, safe, respectful, and productive workplace.

Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law

Applicants to and employees of most private employers, state and local governments, educational institutions, employment agencies and labor organizations are protected under Federal law from discrimination. For details regarding your rights, please click here to view the "EEO is the Law" poster.