Welcome to the University Ombudsman Office


Entry 44R Brattle St.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.

Please visit us at 44R Brattle Street, 117-118. This is the green house next to the Harvest Restaurant, accessible via the inner walkway between Brattle at the end of Church Street, and Mount Auburn to the right of the Post Office. Ramp access is at the rear of the building on Mifflin Place, beside the FedEx building.

Contact the Ombudsman

University Ombudsman Office

Lydia Cummings, Ombudsman

44R Brattle St., 117-118
Cambridge, MA 02138

Telephone: 617-495-7748 
Email: university_ombudsman@harvard.edu

Please note that the security of electronic communication cannot be guaranteed. Calling our confidential line is the most secure communication method.


Longwood Ombuds Office

For these affiliates:
Harvard Medical School
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health

164 Longwood Avenue, 1st Fl., Boston, MA 02115
Telephone: 617-432-4041


Melissa Brodrick, Ombudsperson
melissa_brodrick@hms.harvard.edu; 617-432-4040 (direct line)


Justin Neiman, Associate Ombudsperson
Justin_Neiman@hms.harvard.edu; 617-432-4043 (direct line)