Harvard Resources

OSAPR provides survivors of sexual and gender-based violence confidential support and advocacy services.  Call our 24-hr hotline (617)495-9100 or make an appointment.  Other University resources can be found on this page.

Harvard University's Sexual and Gender Based Harassment policy can be found in full here.  The policy is University-wide and applicable to all students, staff, and faculty.  

Harvard Resources

Confidential Support

Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides comprehensive outpatient care for a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress, crisis management, transitional issues, grief, and eating, sexual, or relationship concerns.

*The Bureau of Study Counsel supports Harvard College students in developing academic skills and approaches, including counseling, tutoring, and workshops.

*Harvard College Office of BGLTQ Student Life provides support, resources, and leadership development for bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and questioning students. Through collaboration with students and student organizations, the Office creates opportunities for fellowship, thoughtful dialogue, and the pursuit of knowledge. 

Harvard Chaplains are a professional community of more than thirty chaplains, representing many of the world’s religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions, who share a collective commitment to serving the spiritual needs of the students, faculty, and staff of Harvard University.

*Confidential resources, marked with an asterisk do not have to share information with University Title IX Coordinators, but do not have legal privilege.  If you are unsure what this means, feel free to contact OSAPR with questions.

Harvard College Peer Counseling

RESPONSE Peer Counseling provides confidential counseling regarding sex, consent, relationships, and any incidents of sexual or gender-based violence.

Room 13 provides general confidential counseling in person or over the phone to Harvard students.  

Contact provides confidential counseling about issues of sexual orientation, sex, sexuality and relationships. They also maintain a growing library of books, pamphlets, news clippings, and magazines.  

Sexual Health And Relationship Counselors (SHARC) provide confidential counseling on issues related to sexual health, contraception, STIs and testing, relationships, and dating.  

Eating Concerns Hotline and Outreach  (ECHO) confidentially addresses concerns surrounding eating, body image, and self-esteem.

Medical and Legal Support

Harvard University Health Services can provide medical services for Harvard community members who have been affected by rape, sexual violence or interpersonal violence.

Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) is a is a full-service police department (comprising a Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, and Dignitary Protection Unit) that includes police officers, detectives, civilian communication dispatchers, and support personnel.

Non-Confidential Support Resources

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Title IX Office responds to reports of sexual harassment, including sexual assault, as part of its efforts to stop and prevent reoccurrence of possible sex discrimination. 

Trained CARE Tutors are in every residence and CARE Proctors in the yard.  These staff members are liaisons between residents, their houses, and OSAPR.