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!

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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 6, 2015

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM), and with collaboration with many amazing offices and student groups, OSAPR planned a month filled with activism, allyship, and healing. Please come to our events to learn more and take part in the movement against interpersonal violence!

Updates from the Task Force

October 20, 2014

Updates from the Chair of the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Assault, Steven E. Hyman, include the following two items that affect OSAPR greatly. 

  1. New sexual assault resource Web portal. Early October, the Task Force launched a new Web portal –. – that consolidates in one location all the resources Harvard provides to respond to and support students who have Read more about Updates from the Task Force

Sexual Assault Prevention Task Force Created

April 2, 2014

As Sexual Assault Awareness Month begins and the Harvard community discusses the numerous concerns raised by students in recent days, President Drew Faust has announced a task force to look at both prevention and response.

Submit to Saturday Night at Harvard

March 17, 2014

Saturday Night at Harvard offers an opportunity for concerned students, staff and faculty to bring the issues of sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, sexuality, you name it- out into the open. It is a compilation, published annually by students, of stories, poetry, art, photography, etc. depicting how sexual violence has impacted students' lives on campus. Submissions, being accepted now, are welcome from survivors, friends of survivors, allies and activists.  Send to Read more about Submit to Saturday Night at Harvard

Spring Break

March 17, 2014

The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response will maintain regular operating hours during Harvard College spring break.