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If you've been raped, assaulted, or experienced harassment as a member of the Harvard community, we’re here to help.

Harvard University takes all accusations of assault and harassment seriously, and offers support services and opportunities to find counseling. There are many options available to you, and these resources can work independently or together on your behalf. You’ll find knowledgeable and immediate help, and channels through which to file a complaint or report, if you so choose.

 

Medical

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To address immediate medical concerns:

If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency call 911, or 9-911 (from campus).

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Confidentiality

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Some channels, such as the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, offer confidentiality: We only share information you disclose at your request. Others, such as a Title IX Coordinator, control information you share with the utmost sensitivity, but may, in limited circumstances, need to take action, for example, to address an ongoing threat or to maintain your safety.

 

Safety

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To address immediate safety concerns and speak with a police officer, contact the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD).

  • You can speak with a specially trained officer of the Sensitive Crime Unit to collect information about the assault, to begin an investigation, or to explore criminal action.

HUPD urgent lines:
617-495-1212 (Cambridge)
617-432-1212 (Longwood)

  • If you prefer, you can choose to work with a female or male police officer.
  • You are not obligated to file a police report if you choose to work with the HUPD.

Additional Safety Information

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Confidentiality

Title IXConfidentiality

Some channels, such as the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, offer confidentiality: We only share information you disclose at your request. Others, such as a Title IX Coordinator, control information you share with the utmost sensitivity, but may, in limited circumstances, need to take action, for example, to address an ongoing threat or to maintain your safety.

 

Support

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If you have experienced sexual harassment or sexual assault, there are a number of offices at Harvard ready to help you.

  • To talk with a trained counselor who can provide emotional support and experienced guidance, contact the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR) at Harvard. 
      • You’ll find compassionate, culturally competent support in a confidential setting. We provide help and advice on reporting, collecting medical evidence, and more — all through a 24/7 confidential hotline: (617) 495-9100.
      • The OSAPR office is located at 731 Smith Campus Center (formerly Holyoke) and is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • To find support services for sexual harassment, contact your school’s Title IX Coordinator or the Title IX Office.
      • You can learn about interim measures, such as housing, academic, or workplace adjustments. 
      • You can discuss the informal or formal resolution process.

Additional Support Resources

Undergraduate peer and tutor support:

  • Contact — peer counseling at 617-495-8111 (Thursday-Sunday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.)
  • Response — peer counseling at 617-495-9600 (daily, 9 p.m. to 8 a.m.)
  • Room 13 — peer counseling at 617-495-4969 (daily, 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.)
  • SASH tutors & CAARE proctors

Confidentiality

Title IXConfidentiality

Some channels, such as the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, offer confidentiality: We only share information you disclose at your request. Others, such as a Title IX Coordinator, control information you share with the utmost sensitivity, but may, in limited circumstances, need to take action, for example, to address an ongoing threat or to maintain your safety.

 

Report

To learn about reporting options in a confidential setting, contact the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response.

You can speak with a Title IX Coordinator or Office for Sexual and Gender-Based Dispute Resolution staff member to learn about your options for an informal resolution or for filing a formal complaint.

You can speak with a specially trained police offer and consider filing a police report through the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD).

  • You can speak with a specially trained officer of the Sensitive Crime Unit to collect information about the assault, to begin an investigation, or to explore criminal action.
  • If you prefer, you can request to work with a female or male police officer.
  • You are not obligated to file a police report if you choose to work with the HUPD.

 

Additional Reporting Resources

Confidentiality

Title IXConfidentiality

Some channels, such as the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response, offer confidentiality: We only share information you disclose at your request. Others, such as a Title IX Coordinator, control information you share with the utmost sensitivity, but may, in limited circumstances, need to take action, for example, to address an ongoing threat or to maintain your safety.