Resources and Confidentiality

If you are in immediate danger, please call the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) urgent lines at 617-495-1212 (Cambridge) or 617-432-1212 (Longwood).

The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (OSAPR) is a confidential resource that provides counseling services as well as information and support to individuals who have experienced sexual and gender-based harassment. OSAPR has a 24-hour confidential hotline that can be reached at 617-495-9100.

Harvard students, faculty, staff, other Harvard appointees, or third parties who believe they are directly affected by sexual or gender-based harassment from a member of the community or third party on campus may visit the Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) to request information or advice; to seek informal resolution; or to file a formal complaint. You can also feel free to contact the University Title IX Office.

You can find a list of resources available in our community on the SHARE website; additional resources can be found in the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy for the FAS beginning on page 37.

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Sharing Information with a Coordinator
In order to ensure that all students have access to interim measures (the supports to help students continue with studies and participate in all aspects of campus life at Harvard) and information about resources and options, and to enable Title IX Coordinators to identify and address potential community safety concerns, employees who are not serving as confidential resources have a responsibility to share information that they learn about incidents of sexual and gender-based harassment with the Title IX Coordinator. As is stated on page 9 of the Sexual and Gender-Based Harassment Policy,

Such FAS officers include (but are not limited to): deans; administrative and professional staff; those responsible for residential life (for example, House Masters, Resident Deans, Resident Tutors, Resident Advisors); coaches and assistant coaches; other personnel who work directly with students, such as those who work with student clubs and organizations, career services, academic support, and others; and faculty, instructors, teaching assistants, and others who teach students, including graduate student teaching fellows.

Title IX Coordinators treat information that individuals share with them with the utmost discretion and sensitivity. Please feel free to contact a Coordinator to discuss the distinction between confidential and non-confidential resources and to find the appropriate resource for you. During such a conversation, you are free to share as much or as little about your own experience as you feel comfortable.