Students at Harvard and other schools have raised concerns in recent months that the agreements will cover up harassment and discrimination.
Members of the union’s organizing committee voted to form the group to advocate for individuals who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace.
Faculty and staff across Harvard will be required to complete an online training on the University’s sexual and gender-based harassment policy starting in the fall.
When completed, the Smith Campus Center will stand out as the crown jewel of University President Drew G. Faust’s Common Spaces initiative.
Harvard ultimately reimbursed residents in the University-owned Holden Green apartment building three months' worth of rent to compensate for disruption caused by construction.
Labor experts and union organizers say Harvard’s recent move to bargain with its graduate student union may boost unionization efforts at peer universities.
University President Drew G. Faust said administrators “will be very adamant” in maintaining the division between academic and labor issues.
Faust said she thinks President-elect Bacow—who will take office in June 2018—will keep a watchful eye on the PROSPER Act.