LBGTQIA Issues/Concerns

Harvard offers a number of formal and informal resources for the LBGTQIA community.

Harvard's Employee Assistance Program

Harvard’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides confidential, 24/7 work life assistance and support including short-term counseling, professional consultation and targeted research and referrals for Harvard faculty and staff and their adult household members. Contact the EAP at 877-EAP-HARV (327-4278) to speak with a consultant or for articles and resources relevant to the LBGTQIA community, their friends and their allies.

Other Harvard Resources

  • The LGBTQ Staff and Faculty Employee Resource Group (QERG) of Harvard University works to ensure that Harvard is a welcoming and inclusive workplace for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, nonbinary, and queer employees. The QERG works with the University’s many schools, offices, and LGBTQ leaders in our shared goal of ensuring Harvard is a great place to both work and learn. The QERG serves as a visible, accessible resource for LGBTQ employees and will provide recruitment, networking and career development opportunities.
  • The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity (FD&D) works closely with colleagues across the University to oversee and guide institutional policies and practices in all areas of faculty affairs, providing intellectual leadership and coordination across the schools.
  • The Office of the Assistant to the President for Institutional Diversity and Equity(H-OAP) seeks to lead a sustained University-wide effort to develop, coordinate and advance inclusive excellence, diversity, equal opportunity initiatives, programs and policies at Harvard. 
  • The Office of Labor and Employee Relations (LER) serves as the University’s chief representative in all labor relations matters. LER also provides guidance on employment policies for non-represented staff and advice on workplace issues to ensure the fair and consistent treatment of all Harvard staff. Contact LER at 617-495-2786 for answers and support around transgender issues.

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