Sexual Assault

Harvard Medical School Quadrangle
Harvard Medical School

Medical School Professor Resigns Amid Harassment Allegations

Longtime Harvard Medical School professor Harvey J. Makadon resigned from his positions at the Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center last month after accusations of sexual misconduct were brought against him.

Students Rally Against Sexual Assault
University

Sexual Assault Complaints Increased By 65 Percent Last Year

According to the report, 43 individuals across Harvard filed formal complaints of sexual or gender-based harassment during 2016-2017, an increase from 26 the year before.

Politics

Former Fox News Anchor Gretchen Carlson Talks New Book, Sexual Harassment

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen E. Carlson spoke about her new book, "Be Fierce: Stop Harassment and Take Your Power Back," on campus Tuesday afternoon.

Massachusetts Hall
Government

Harvard Facing Three Federal Title IX Investigations

Harvard is facing two previously unreported federal investigations into its compliance with anti-sex discrimination Title IX.

Title IX Panel
On Campus

Title IX Panel

Student panelists discuss the role of Title IX in campus sexual assault policy during a discussion Tuesday afternoon.

Crime

27 Rapes, 70 Burglaries Reported at Harvard in 2016

The decrease in reported rapes came with an increase in non-consensual fondling reports, which grew from six to 11 cases in 2016.

Silent Protest
College

Hundreds Protest Education Secretary DeVos at IOP

DeVos visited campus to talk with students and invited guests in a forum titled “A conversation on empowering parents” hosted by the Institute of Politics.

Our Harvard Can Do Better
Harvard Law School

With Pens and Posters, Students Prepare to Protest DeVos

More than 1,000 people have indicated that they are "interested" in attending a protest against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who will speak at Harvard Thursday.

Behind Closed Doors - Final Clubs
College

2014 Title IX Complaint Against Harvard Cited Final Clubs

A complaint that spurred a federal investigation into the College’s compliance with Title IX cited all-male final clubs as “major site[s] of sexual violence."

Students Rally Against Sexual Assault
College

DeVos Title IX Review Sparks Concern From Activists

Some of Harvard's anti-sexual assault activists are concerned that the review will work to "silence survivors of sexual violence."

Law School Library
Harvard Law School

Law School Faculty Call for Title IX Sexual Assault Policy Changes

In a memo to the Department of Education, the faculty members push for revisions of Obama-era Title IX standards that govern how universities respond to campus sexual harassment and assault..

Alicia Oeser
University

OSAPR Director to Leave Harvard for UCLA

Alicia Oeser leaves after roughly three years at the head of OSAPR. No replacement has so far been announced.

Take Back the Night
College

Take Back the Night

Peggy S. Mason ’82 says she saw Harvard’s need for the march, which could serve as a space for women and targets of sexual assault to find empowerment and support.

Denim Day
College

Denim Day

The campaign Harvard Wears Denim took place Wednesday, with individuals and student organizations pledging to stand in solidarity with survivors of sexual assault and pledging to confront rape culture. The event was led by the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response (OSAPR) and Consent Advocates & Relationship Educators (CARE).

Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School

Law School Students Demand Sexual Assault Admissions Info

Four Harvard Law School students are demanding that the Law School clarify how it considers applicants who have been accused or found guilty of sexual assault.