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.  For more information about the University Title IX Office, options for reporting and responding to interpersonal harm, and a list of the Title IX Coordinators for each division of the University,  please link to the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Resource Guide

 

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. CAMHS is located on the 4th fl of teh Smith Campus center. You can reach CAMHS at (617) 495-2042. 

*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

Consent Advocates and Relationship Educators (CARE) are translators, interpreters, and connectors who serve as liasons between the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response and their peers at Harvard College. 

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. 

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

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.  

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.