Find school/unit and University officials here to contact for further information about Program resources and requirements under the Harvard Policy for the Safety and Protection of Minors.

Note to parents:  If you reach this page in error while attempting to register a Minor for a specific Program, you should contact the specific Program for help with registration.  Tub Sponsoring Offices and the Youth Protection Officer do not maintain information for Parents or Minors on registration with individual Programs.

Harvard Tub Sponsoring Offices

About the Tub Sponsoring Offices (TSOs)
Tub Sponsoring Office(s) are designated by each school or central unit with responsibility for:

      • Reviewing and approving Programs involving Minors, including Programs offered by non-Harvard organizations using Tub facilities;
      • Maintaining an inventory of approved Programs;
      • Collecting and maintaining Program registration information;
      • Administering and supporting institutional training;
      • Ensuring that all required screening has occurred, and that any person whose screening produces information that bears adversely upon his or her ability to provide for the safety and well-being of Minors is prohibited from having contact with Minors; and
      • Monitoring compliance with the Minors Policy at the Tub level.

Scroll the list below to find the TSO for your Program, by Harvard tub (school or unit).

Faculty of Arts & Sciences (including Athletics Camps)

Varsha Ghosh

Harvard College and Student Groups Contact
Manager, Center for Public Interest Careers (CPIC) and Harvard Public Service Network (PSN)
Phillips Brooks House, Room 301, Harvard Yard, Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-8622

Graduate & Professional Schools – Cambridge & Allston Campuses

Central Administration

Julie Roberts

Allied, Affiliates and Agencies, CF&A, HPPM, OPP, University Initiatives
Director, Human Resources
1350 Massachusetts Avenue
Smith Center
Room 758B
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: 617-496-9532

Graduate & Professional Schools – Longwood Medical Area

About the Minors in Labs Policy Administrators

The Harvard Minors in Labs Policy is administered by Harvard Environmental Health & Safety and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research.  These offices handle questions about the Policy, approve Applications for Minors working in Harvard Laboratories, and can approve exceptions to the Policy in consultation with the Harvard Youth Protection Office (YPO) and Harvard Office of the General Counsel (OGC)
For further assistance, please contact:

Mary Corrigan
Associate Director of Laboratory Programs
Harvard Environmental Health & Safety
(617) 496-4746

Melissa J. Lopes, J.D.
Director of Research Policy and Compliance
Harvard Office of the Vice Provost for Research
(617) 496-0123

Harvard University Youth Protection Officer
Eliza C. Brown 
Senior Labor and Employee Policy Analyst
Office of Labor & Employee Relations
(617) 496-5774

About the Youth Protection Officer (YPO)

The Youth Protection Officer is a central administrator in the Harvard Human Resources Office of Labor & Employee Relations, appointed by the Harvard Vice President for Human Resources, with responsibility for:

  • Maintaining the Minors Policy and bi-annually evaluating it for effectiveness;
  • Providing advice to the community on Policy requirements;
  • Developing and providing tools and online resources to assist Tubs in meeting Policy requirements (background screening, template documentation, training, abuse or neglect reporting, etc.); and
  • Annually, conducting a census of Programs, assessing Policy compliance and reporting results and any associated recommendations to the University Risk Management Council (URMC).
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