The University Ombudsman is available by phone!


During the COVID-19 crisis, please email, or call 617-634-9826 to connect with Ombudsman Lydia Cummings. Since the office location at 44R Brattle St. is physically closed, phone meetings are available Monday through Friday between 9:00 - 5:00. 

The University Ombudsman Office is an independent, neutral and confidential place for visitors to discuss their academic and workplace issues and concerns. Our office is informal, assures confidentiality, and is independent of University administration. The office is open to all members of the Harvard community, welcoming over 400 visitors each year.

Contact the Ombudsman

University Ombudsman Office

Lydia Cummings, Ombudsman

Phone: 617-634-9826