Updates from the DIAR Committee
Sexual and Gender-Based Harrasment
Using the Resource for Online Anonymous Disclosures (ROAD), you can let us know of a concern, communicate with a member of the Title IX Office, and access resources without revealing your identity. Anonymously Disclose Sexual Harassment with Title IX through ROAD
Through the Office for Gender Equity you can file a Formal Disclosure with Title IX.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Reporting
Harvard uses an anonymous reporting hotline which 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.
University Ombudsman Office
The office provides informal, impartial, confidential and independent assistance to all members of the Harvard community in managing or resolving issues affecting their work or academics. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 617-495-7748 to connect with the Harvard University Ombudsman Office.
University-Wide Anonymous Reporting Hotline
To encourage individuals to voice their concerns, Harvard University established the reporting hotline and website which provides the opportunity to report concerns in an anonymous manner. This hotline may be used to report a variety of ethical, integrity, safety, security, and compliance concerns and may be used by anyone including, but not limited to, students, faculty, postdocs, staff, patients, vendors, contractors and visitors, anywhere in the world. There are two ways to report: toll-free by calling 877- 694-2275 or you can submit a report online.
DIAR Welcome Message
The Committee for Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism is a unique standing committee comprising undergraduate and graduate students, faculty (ladder and non-ladder) and staff. The DIAR Committee was established in urgent recognition of the scourge of systemic racism and other forms of discrimination in our society and in the field with the objective of advancing the department’s goals in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism. Its charge is continuous and ongoing, and the committee seeks to fulfill its mission in the following ways:
The committee holds regular community conversations and office hours which focus on canvasing input and offering a receptive and productive environment for sharing feedback, concerns, and ideas at all levels within the department on inclusion and diversity in our community, classrooms and in our discipline. We work in conjunction with various FAS and university-wide offices to gather data related to diversity and inclusion metrics on campus and in our department and to develop best practices for pedagogy, scholarship, and community building.
Our committee organizes and coordinates events that highlight issues of racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination and how best to combat them as members of a department and academic community. We also leverage the existing work of our departmental members and university colleagues by advertising opportunities to increase the diversity and inclusion literacy of the community and spreading the word about learning opportunities at Harvard (e.g. reading groups, research and funding opportunities). We are committed to increasing awareness of information and resources available to members of our community who have experienced sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination and bias.
At the core of our mission is the creation and fostering of opportunities that advance the status and visibility of individuals of minoritized identities and other groups historically under-represented in academia not only within the department, but also within the wider field of Classics. Our committee has instituted a Summer Scholarship program for high school and college students who want to study Greek and Latin in the Harvard Summer School. We have also established a Micro-grant Program open to all members of our department for the development of projects dedicated to a more inclusive Classics, (e.g. talks and class visits by external speakers, reading groups, small exhibits, artistic projects, etc.). We are especially interested in projects that involve collaboration between different groups within the department (e.g. faculty and students; undergraduate and graduate students; faculty and staff).
We are committed to making ourselves available and accessible to every member of our community. We are available to offer counsel and support to any departmental committee or officer seeking input on the equity and inclusion implications of specific policies and programs.
While we cannot adjudicate individual complaints of bias, the chairs can direct members to specific campus resources dedicated to investigating and resolving such incidents. We also warmly welcome ideas and suggestions from members of the department on how we can advance diversity and inclusion in our community.