Safety & Support

  • Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services

    The Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services (AODS), a unit within the Department of Health Promotion & Education, is a multidimensional resource for students - and for faculty, staff, and members of the larger Harvard University community who may have concerns about students - offering a wide range of programs and services aimed at reducing the negative consequences associated with heavy, episodic drinking and substance abuse through prevention, education, intervention, policy development and coordination with treatment providers. 

  • Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response

    The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR) seeks to eliminate harm, violence, and oppression through the intersectional promotion of gender equity and social justice. OSAPR advocates for the compassionate, just treatment of survivors and collaborates with the Harvard community to effect attitudinal and behavioral change.

  • Title IX

    The Title IX Office is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment that is free from sexual and gender-based harassment. They provide ongoing support, training, and monthly workshops on key topics to their network of more than 50 Title IX Coordinators. They work with Harvard and community resources to ensure that students, staff, and faculty receive accurate and consistent information regarding available resources and options. They also provide direct support to community members, including facilitation of informal resolutions.

  • Harvard University Police Department

    The Harvard University Police Department is a full-service police department (comprising a Patrol Division, Criminal Investigation Division, and Dignitary Protection Unit) that includes police officers, detectives, civilian communication dispatchers, and support and administrative personnel. The mission of the Harvard University Police Department (HUPD) is to maintain a safe and secure campus by providing quality policing in partnership with the community. 

  • University Ombudsman Office

    The Ombudsman Office is an independent, neutral and confidential place for visitors to discuss their academic and workplace issues and concerns. Our office is informal, assures confidentiality, and is independent of University administration.

  • Longwood Ombuds Office

    The Ombuds Office provides its visitors with a highly confidential and informal forum in which to help them to clarify their concerns, identify their goals and consider all of their options in managing or resolving their concerns. The Ombudsperson serves students, faculty, staff and trainees of Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and is independent in structure, function and appearance. 


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