Sexual Assault

Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides

Harvard to Launch Search for New Title IX Officer

Harvard will begin a process to replace Title IX Officer Mia Karvonides in the coming weeks, looking to fill a position that some Title IX experts say will be widely sought after.

Karvonides Speaks About New Policy

Karvonides’s Departure Surprises Some Students

The upcoming departure of Mia Karvonides, the University's Title IX Officer, has surprised some Harvard undergraduates, who say that Harvard's response to sexual assault has become more urgent in the current national political environment.

Sexual Harassment Policy Meeting

121 Students Disclosed Potential Sexual Harassment to College's Title IX Coordinators Last Year

​Harvard College’s Title IX coordinators received 121 disclosures of incidents of potential sexual harassment last academic year, a nearly four-fold increase since the 2013-2014 school year, according to the University Title IX Office’s annual report.

Central Administration

Title IX Office Launches New Website

The central Title IX office's new website provides information about Title IX policies and procedures, continuing a push to better inform students, faculty, and staff.


UC Passes New Sexual Assault Prevention Measure

​Student groups receiving funding from the Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations’ Student Advisory Committee will be eligible for increased funding if their board members undergo sexual assault prevention training.


Sexual Assault Bill Author Encourages Youth Activism

Amanda N. Nguyen ’13, founder and president of advocacy group Rise, criticized the lack of support the legal system affords sexual assault victims and emphasized young people’s ability to change that system during an address in Currier House Monday.

Central Administration

In Court, Harvard Attempts to Dismiss Sexual Harassment Case

Harvard’s lawyers made the case to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Alyssa R. Leader ’15, who alleged widespread misconduct by Harvard administrators in handling her sexual harassment claims, in the first court meeting for the suit Friday.

Clery Article Graph

Harvard Sees Rise in Reported Rapes

Harvard leads the Ivy League with reported rapes by double digits, but that may indicate that more victims are aware of resources available to them.

Drew G. Faust

‘Troubling’ Climate of Sexual Assault: One Year Later

This is a sketch of the past year, one in which Harvard students, faculty, and administrators grappled head-on with the realities and prevalence of campus sexual assault.


Students Must Travel To Boston To Obtain a Rape Kit, Per Mass. Standards

The difficulty having an evidence kit performed, according to Harvard officials, is a result of Massachusetts law and the absence of emergency facilities at Harvard University Health Services.

Harvard in the World

Harvard-Inspired Sexual Assault Response Bill Passes in House of Representatives

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a Harvard-inspired bill to preserve rights of sexual assault victims, bringing the legislation one step closer to law.

Central Administration

Faust Again Calls for Social Groups To Accept Women

University President Drew G. Faust redoubled her criticisms of Harvard’s all-male final clubs as exclusive, discriminatory, and inconsistent with the values of a liberal arts education, making the case for penalizing members of the social groups in a video for The Atlantic.

Central Administration

Harvard Files to Throw Out Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

On Monday, Harvard responded to Leader’s suit, arguing that Leader’s claims do not amount to any kind of legal violation or injury.

Massachusetts Hall

Harvard Will Move to Dismiss Suit Over Sexual Harassment Case

Harvard filed its initial response, which indicates the University will seek to throw out the complainant’s claims instead of settle, four months after after Alyssa R. Leader ’15 initially opened the lawsuit in federal court.


More Rapes Reported at Harvard in 2014 than Any Other Mass. School

Harvard topped the list for Massachusetts universities with 33 reported rapes that occurred on its campus in Cambridge.