The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response promotes the compassionate and just treatment of student survivors, their friends, and significant others. It fosters collaborative relationships between campus and community systems, and affects attitudinal and behavioral changes on campus as we work toward the elimination of sexual violence against all people.

Recent News

Refreshed and Reenergized: The Consent Advocates & Relationship Educators!

July 24, 2015

The CARE peer educators have re-branded to reflect the new mission of the organization, advancing gender equity and confronting rape culture through educational advocacy, awareness-raising, and meaningful student engagement. They will foster collaborative relationships with campus leaders and administrative offices to create safer, trauma-informed spaces for survivors and allies, plan culturally-competent health communication campaigns and programs, and conduct peer-to-peer training surrounding consent and healthy relationships. They are the student outreach arm for OSAPR, serving as liaisons, interpreters, and translators between the office and the student body.

Take Back the Night on April 23rd

April 15, 2015

Harvard unites as a community to break the silence surrounding gender-based violence. The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR), together with Response Peer Counselors and the Consent, Assault Awareness, and Relationship Educators (CAARE), hosts Take Back the Night (TBTN), a vigil and rally for survivors, advocates, and allies to speak out against all forms of abuse, exploitation, and violence. Submit your story via tinyurl.com/HarvardTBTN2015!