Confidentiality in a nutshell

The following is an overview of confidentiality as it relates to Harvard resources. You may find it useful to ask about confidentiality and privilege at the start of your conversation with any of Harvard's resources.  

Confidential - Privileged

Conversations are privileged and, absent special circumstances, may not be disclosed without your consent even in a criminal or other external proceeding:



Employees designated by Harvard as confidential who do not need to notify a Title IX Coordinator when they learn about potential incidents of sexual or gender-based harassment, but may be required to reveal information that was shared with them in a criminal or other external proceeding: