The University Ombudsman is available by phone!


University Ombudsman Lydia Cummings retired December 31st, 2020. Going forward, please email, or call 617-495-7748 to connect with the HU Ombuds Office. The Longwood Medical Area Ombuds Office is supplying services in the interim, coordinated through this website.

Meetings by phone or video are available Monday through Friday by appointment. Please note the office location at 44R Brattle St. is physically closed due to the COVID crisis.

The HU Ombuds 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

HU Ombuds Office

Phone: 617-495-7748