Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (OSAPR) seeks to eliminate harm, violence, and oppression through the promotion of gender equity and social justice for the Harvard community. Every OSAPR 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. OSAPR fosters collaborative relationships between campus and community systems to ensure a survivor-centered, multifaceted approach to advocacy services and primary prevention. It is committed to ending violence against people by addressing gender inequity, social injustice, and oppression at all levels of the social ecology. Services include:
- 24-hour support and information hotline
- Ongoing crisis counseling with a survivor advocate
- Options counseling for resources both on and off campus including mental health care, medical care, and reporting
- Medical and legal accompaniment
- Consultation and support for friends, partners, peers, and family members of survivors
- Educational programs on consent, communication, sexual health, media literacy, trauma, and supporting survivors
Students can access these services by calling the office at 617-496-5636 to make an appointment. If you or someone you know is experiencing emotional distress and/or in need of immediate medical accompaniment and support, call OSAPR’s 24-hour hotline: 617-495-9100. All communications and services are completely confidential.