There are many resources available at Harvard and in the community that College Title IX can assist in navigating.
Sexual Harassment/Assault Resources & Education (SHARE) Hotline
SHARE maintains a confidential hotline at (617) 495-9100, which is staffed 24/7 by SHARE counselors. They will help identify resources and immediate supports related to a range of issues, including sexual harassment, stalking, domestic violence, and sexual assault.
Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
The CAMHS Cares line (617) 495-2042 is a 24/7 support line for Harvard students who have mental health concerns, whether they are in immediate distress or not, on-campus or elsewhere.
Harvard University Police Department (HUPD)
Harvard University Police Department is available to walk students through filing a police report, exploring safety measures, or inquiring about a restraining order. Please connect with HUPD in a safety emergency at (617) 495-1212.
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)
BARCC offers free, confidential support services and a 24/7 Hotline at (800) 841-8371. They provide all-hours medical advocacy at area hospitals and legal advocacy with police or at court.
Resources that are confidential are not required to share information about sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct with a Title IX Resource Coordinator. In addition to being confidential, some resources are privileged, meaning that absent special circumstances, information shared with them may not be disclosed without permission, even in a criminal or other external proceeding. Learn more about confidentiality and Title IX here.
Sexual Harassment/Assault Resources & Education (SHARE) Counselors provide a range of confidential and privileged services to support individual and community healing from harm, as well as prevention eduation initiatives designed for Harvard students, faculty, staff, and post-doctoral students. Examples of confidential sevices provided by SHARE Counselors include:
- Crisis Response
- 24-hour Hotline
- Psychoeducational Support Groups
- Restorative Practices and Education
SHARE Counselors can be reached by phone at 617-496-5636 or emailed at email@example.com for an appointment. They are located in the Smith Campus Center, Suite 624.
The Harvard Chaplains, a professional community of more than thirty chaplains, represent many of the world’s religious, spiritual, and ethical traditions, and share a collective commitment to serving the spiritual needs of the students, faculty, and staff of Harvard University. They are both confidential and privileged.
The Office of BGLTQ Student Life serves as a central resource for bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and questioning (BGLTQ) students at Harvard College.
Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAMHS) provides confidential and privileged short-term counseling, outside referrals, and urgent care related to mental health support.
Response Peer Counselors
RESPONSE is a group of undergraduates trained to provide peer counseling on issues of rape, abuse, intimate violence, psychological and physical harassment, and relationships. They can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and current drop in times are listed on CAMHS calendar.
Harvard Ombuds Office
The Ombuds Office is an informal and confidential space for community members to explore options related to conflict that is impacting their time at Harvard.
Additional Harvard Resources
Office for Gender Equity
The Office for Gender Equity (OGE) empowers and supports the Harvard community to advance a climate of gender equity and inclusion through evidence-based educational initiatives, excellence in research and practice, and delivery of direct services.
OGE uses a multipronged approach to addressing issues of sexual harassment and other sexual misconduct. Individuals may choose to engage in one or more of the offerings provided by our office. These include:
- Prevention and education initiatives
- Support through confidential SHARE counseling
- Making a disclosure to a Title IX resource
- Submitting an anonymous disclosure, or
- Filing a formal complain
Harvard College Women's Center
The Harvard College Women's Center provides space and creates opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and alumnae to explore women's and gender issues, build community, and promote mutual understanding around women’s advancement.
CARE Proctors & Tutors
CARE Proctors & Tutors are specialty tutors and proctors. They have a special interest in supporting students impacted by issues of sexual violence, harassment, and misconduct and provide programming on healthy relationships, consent, and resources. Each House website provides the contact information of their own, and specialty proctors are listed by the Dean of Students Office.
Center for Wellness & Health Promotion
The Wellness Educators (WE), under the umbrella of Health Promotion at HUHS, work to cultivate an empowered Harvard College student body that embraces all aspects of wellbeing. They do this through events, experiential workshops, and direct services such as providing safer partying grants and safer sex supplies.
There are many organizations in the Boston area and beyond that work to promote safe and inclusive communities and provide support - such as advocacy, counseling, hotlines, or support groups. Both the Harvard College Women's Center and the Office for Gender Equity have compiled a list of community resources.