File A Formal Complaint

Harvard students, faculty, staff, other Harvard appointees, or third parties may file written complaints of sexual or gender-based harassment against Harvard students, staff, and most faculty members with the Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) at any time.*

How do I file a formal complaint?

Formal complaints can be filed by delivering your complaint to ODR in person or by emailing your complaint to The complaint must be in writing and describe allegation(s) of sexual and/or gender-based harassment. To learn more about filing a complaint and the investigative process that takes place once a complaint is filed, please visit the ODR Investigative Process site.

ODR Investigative Process Site


* ODR does not investigate complaints brought against faculty members of the Harvard Law School or Harvard Business School. ODR also does not investigate complaints brought by Harvard Law School students against other Harvard Law School students.