- Message from Leslie Kirwan – 01/26/18 (pdf)
- Gazette article /03/14/2017 – "In support of international students"
- Letter from Global Support Services – 03/07/17 (pdf)
- Executive Order Information Session hosted by VPIA: Mon, 2/13, 6:30-8:00 pm, Harvard Yenching Auditorium (2 Divinity Avenue)
- Executive Order Reaction - Town Hall Meeting – 1/31/2017
- Letter from Mike Smith – 1/30/2017
- Letter from Drew Faust – 1/29/2017 – “We are all Harvard”
- Gazette article – 11/28/16 – “Support for the Undocumented”
- Letter from Drew Faust – 11/28/16
- Message from HUPD – 11/21/16 (pdf)
- Message from Leslie Kirwan – 11/17/16 (pdf)
- Letter from Katie O’Dair – 11/16/16
- Letter from Drew Faust – 11/15/16
- Letter from Rakesh Khurana – 11/9/16
- Letter from Katie O’Dair – 11/9/16
- Please, upon traveling outside the U.S., register on Harvard Travel Assist, especially if you are not a U.S. passport-holder. It is important for Harvard’s Global Support Services to know your international travel schedule in the event that you are compelled off a boarded plane as it stops over at some airport. In the current political climate there is no reason to be confident that a ban on entry into the U.S. will remain in effect only for non-U.S. citizens in the current 7 countries. It could possibly be extended to include, for example, Mexico or China, and the ban on green card holders could be reinstated.
- Everyone eligible should register for Global Entry or a similar expedited process; that is likely to facilitate passage into the U.S. given that the U.S. government will already have a lot of information about you.
We urge non-U.S. citizens, emphasizing that this advice is broad and not limited to the current seven countries, to carry with you three additional documents. Each entry situation at airports is supposed to be decided on a case-by-case basis. This kind of documentation could be the difference between 10 minutes and 10 hours at an airport:
- Your resumé or curriculum vitae.
- A letter from your Resident House Dean, if an undergraduate student, or the Department chair, if a graduate student, postdoc, staff member, or faculty member, attesting to your regular ongoing status at Harvard; this letter can be just a couple of sentences.
- The contact information of a Harvard person (not merely a family member) who may be contacted for help.
Harvard University Police Department (HUPD)
- Call 617-495-1212 to report immediately a bias-related incident, hate crime, or harassment.
- For anonymous reporting, call the 24-hour automated voice mail system at 617-496-2700 or report online at http://www.hupd.harvard.edu/anonymous-reporting
Massachusetts Attorney General (MA AG)
- Harassment Hotline: 800-994-3228 [WBUR story here]
Immigration and Other Concerns
- Resources for undocumented staff and students
- Loc Truong, 617-496-2371. Director of Diversity and Inclusion Programs. Provides support for undocumented undergraduate students.
- Darryl Zeigler, 617-495-0640. Advisor to International Students and Scholars.
Harvard Staff and Faculty
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP), 877-EAP-HARV (877-327-4278)