Harvard University and the GSD support the wellbeing of its community by providing resources that holistically support staff, students, and faculty in their academic, professional, and personal endeavors. The GSD prioritizes the health, safety, and security of its community in all of its efforts to provide a positive working and learning environment.

Related Policies and Resources:

Safety and Security:
GSD Emergency Information
HUPD’s Annual Security Report
GSD Policy on Dangerous Weapons and Threats
GSD Missing Persons Policy

GSD No Smoking Policy
GSD Drugs and Alcohol Policy
GSD Accessibility Services

GSD Fabrication Lab Policies and Guidelines
GSD Environmental Health and Safety

GSD Policy on Personal Conduct
GSD Studio Culture Policy
GSD Policy on Hazing

Emergency Resources:

GSD Building Services:

  • 617-495-2514
  • Security Supervisor: 617-496-9370

Harvard University Police Department (HUPD):

  • For medical, fire, or crime in progress. An HUPD Officer is dispatched immediately and reaches the GSD in less than three minutes.
  • 617-495-1212


  • Call will go to Cambridge, Somerville, or Boston Police.

Harvard University Operations Center:

  • 24-hour hotline to report leaks, power outages, and security issues.
  • 617-495-5560

Student Resources:

GSD Office of Student Affairs:

  • 617-495-5454

Harvard University Health Services (HUHS):

  • 24-hour treatment for urgent health problems, both physical and emotional.
  • 617-495-5711

HUHS Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS):

  • 617-495-2042, after hours 617-495-5711

Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (OSAPR):

  • 24-hour confidential hotline for harassment/assault, relationship violence, or stalking.
  • 617-495-9100

Office of Alcohol and Other Drug Services:

  • 617-496-0133

Center for Wellness and Health Promotion:

  • 617-495-9629