The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response is a confidential space open to the entire Harvard community where people can process and understand their experiences and feel empowered to make the choice best suited to their needs. Every staff member is a certified rape-crisis counselor, committed to the just and compassionate treatment of survivors and their friends, peers, significant others, and allies. We foster collaborative relationships between campus and community systems to ensure a survivor-centered, multi-faceted approach to advocacy services and primary prevention. 

We are committed to ending violence against all people by addressing gender inequity, social injustice, and oppression at all levels of the social ecology. To request one of the programs below or a custom program designed collaboratively with your group or department, please contact us.

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Mission Statement


The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response seeks to eliminate harm, violence, and oppression through the intersectional promotion of gender equity and social justice. We advocate for the compassionate, just treatment of survivors and collaborate with our Harvard community to effect attitudinal and behavioral change.