Bias Reporting


Every member of the DMS community should be able to feel that their experiences reflect the School’s values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Your sense of belonging, values, and safety are deeply important. The bias-related incident reporting system is one step toward promoting that we, as an institution, live out these values. The reporting system allows for you to safely and anonymously report an incident you may have experienced or witnessed, receive support, and explore options for resolution.

The system allows the University to address bias-related incidents on an ongoing basis and keep a systematic record of the numbers and types of such incidents as a potential school-wide performance indicator. This information will help to further inform and refine school-wide diversity and inclusion efforts.

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The Anonymous Reporting Hotline operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and is run by an independent, third-party provider. There are two ways to report: toll-free by calling 877- 694-2275 or you can submit a report online.

Before submitting a report, please read ABOUT THE HOTLINE to better understand the reporting process, including information regarding non-retaliation and confidentiality.

The Hotline is meant for reporting of issues in situations where you don't feel comfortable speaking with a supervisor or other resource. It may be used by anyone including, but not limited to, students, faculty, postdocs, staff, patients, vendors, contractors and visitors, anywhere in the world.  Any concerns may be raised through the Hotline including, but not limited to:

  • Academic/research misconduct

  • Bias-related1 incidents
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Environmental health and safety concerns

  • Fraud/theft

  • Human resources concerns

  • Inappropriate patient care

  • Medical, safety, and security concerns

  • Misuse of University resources/assets

  • Philanthropy and Donor Relations

  • Violations of law, regulation, contract, or University policy

  • Suspected abuse or neglect or other inappropriate activity involving minors in Harvard programs (please note: the preferred reporting method is direct via the Harvard University Police Department at (617) 495-1212; additional resources can be found at

1 The term “bias-related” refers to language and/or behaviors which demonstrate a bias against persons because of, but not limited to, others’ actual or perceived: color, race, ethnicity, national origin, veteran status, age, disability, health condition, religion, and/or political beliefs.

Title IX Incidents: Per University policy, all Title IX incidents (i.e. sexual harassment and assault; discrimination based on sex) will be referred to the appropriate Title IX Officer for resolution.

Bias-Related Incident Submission Steps

Step 1
Submit Bias-Related Incident Here

Step 2
Click “Submit a Report” link

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Step 3
Click “Academic/Student Affairs”

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Step 4
Choose “Bias-Related Incident/Discrimination”

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