2013–2014

COUNSELING RESOURCES

RESOURCES AT GSAS

Dean for GSAS Student Affairs This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. bears general responsibility for the welfare of graduate students and monitors students’ academic status, progress, and discipline. He is available to discuss any problems that may arise including sexual harassment complaints. Dean McCavana will refer students to additional sources of assistance if necessary. Offices: Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center 350, 617-495-1814; Dudley House, third floor, 617-496-3362.

Director of GSAS Student Services This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the primary resource for all GSAS students about any academic or personal concerns including policies regarding sexual harassment. She serves in an advisory role and provides support and information about counseling and other services for GSAS students. Ellen also supervises the resident advisors; there is one advisor per floor in the GSAS residence halls. Office: Dudley House, Room B-2; 617-495-5005.

IN COMMON

617-384-TALK

OFFICE OF ALCOHOL & OTHER DRUG SERVICES

See Chapter XIII for more information.

BUREAU OF STUDY COUNSEL

See Chapter XIII for more information.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

See Chapter XIII for more information.

OFFICE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT PREVENTION AND RESPONSE

See Chapter XIII for more information.

HARVARD CHAPLAINS

Ground floor, Memorial Church, 617-495-5529

Harvard Chaplains is the umbrella organization of more than 35 chaplains representing 26 of the world’s religious (and one non-religious) traditions, united in their commitment to serving Harvard’s diverse student communities. Chaplains are available to meet and talk about spiritual concerns, and ethical and personal matters. Visit the website for complete up-to-date information, news and events, and a full description of groups and worship services.

ACCESSIBLE EDUCATION OFFICE

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Sheila Petruccelli, director

Academic, residential, and programmatic accommodations may be appropriate for students with medical, mental health, ADHD, or learning disabilities. AEO is able to discuss the impact that long- or short-term health-related conditions may have on a student’s university life. Accommodation requests are reviewed by AEO in conjunction with clinical documentation—please see the AEO website for more details. Documentation should not be provided to academic personnel. Graduate students who require accessible housing should register and provide AEO with clinical documentation as soon as they know they will be seeking Harvard housing. Please contact GSAS Housing Services at 617-495-5060 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any further questions about housing.

DEREK BOK CENTER FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING

The Derek Bok Center coordinates a variety of activities to help those who teach at Harvard improve teaching skills. Experienced staff members are available 9 a.m.–5 p.m. to discuss issues related to teaching. (See Chapter XI.)

OFFICE OF CAREER SERVICES (OCS)

Robin Mount, director of career services and director for GSAS and PhD advising
Laura Stark Malisheski, assistant director and coordinator for GSAS and PhD advising
Heather Law, assistant director for GSAS and PhD advising

The Office of Career Services assists GSAS students and alumni in preparing for their professional future. Through individual counseling, workshops, guest speakers, work groups, and extensive library and alumni resources, OCS provides information about career opportunities and instruction in the process of self-assessment, career exploration, and the job search. Academic and nonacademic job search panels and workshops are held both at OCS and at Dudley House. To keep abreast of OCS offerings, students are encouraged to sign up for the OCS academic and nonacademic careers listservs. Mock practice interviews are also available for students at the interview phase of the job search process. An online OCS Dossier Service, for keeping letters of recommendation from professors on file and sending them out on request, is available to all GSAS students and alumni applying for academic positions, postdoctoral positions or fellowships. Students may schedule an individual appointment with a counselor with the Crimson Careers system. Please direct any questions to the OCS front desk at 617-495-2595.

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