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 Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus is a group of more than 5,000 Harvard and Radcliffe alumni, faculty, staff and students who seek to build a sense of community and press for a nondiscriminatory, diverse environment at Harvard. Their website serves as the main hub of gender and sexuality information at Harvard and includes detailed, updated links to various interest groups and a wide range of resources for alumni/ae, faculty and staff, and students.
  • 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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