10.16 Harvard University Title IX Coordinators

On May 6, 2020, the United States Department of Education issued new Title IX regulations with an effective implementation date of August 14, 2020. As a result, and consistent with Federal regulatory requirements, the below Policy and procedures will be revised and replaced; new versions will be available on the Title IX website as of August 14, 2020.

HMS is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the Harvard community is, on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity, excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination in any University program or activity.

Please see the University-wide Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy for additional information. The procedures for handling complaints are available on the Title IX website


Local Resources


HMS Title IX Coordinators


Title IX Coordinators serve in a neutral role and support all members of the Harvard community. Coordinators have specialized experience in responding to disclosures of sexual and gender-based harassment in the Harvard community. They are also aware that your concerns may be of a sensitive nature and can offer supports to help you continue with your work or studies while maintaining appropriate discretion.

Contacting your Title IX Coordinator is not the same as filing a formal complaint with the Office for Dispute Resolution. When you reach out to a Title IX Coordinator, you are free to share as much or as little information as you feel comfortable.


Carol Bates
Carol Bates
Title IX Coordinator for Faculty
Gordon Hall, Faculty Affairs, Suite 206
25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115
p: (617) 432-1165
Jose Martinez
José Martinez
Title IX Coordinator for Staff, Postdocs, and Students
Gordon Hall, Human Resources, Room 150
25 Shattuck Street
Boston, MA 02115
p: (617) 432-1492


University Resources


University Title IX Officer


Nicole Merhill, Title IX Officer
Title IX Office
44R Brattle Street, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 496-2470
Email: nicole_merhill@harvard.edu

William McCants, Director of the Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR)
44R Brattle Street, 2nd Floor
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 495-3786
Email: odr@harvard.edu

Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response
HUHS Behavioral Health Services
Bureau of Study Counsel
Harvard University Health Services
Harvard Chaplains
Harvard University Police Department
617-432-1212 (Longwood Campus)
617-495-1212 (Cambridge Campus)


Outside Agencies

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination (MCAD)


Last updated 08/24/20