Sexual 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.

Massachusetts Hall
University

Harvard, Plaintiff Propose Schedule for Sexual Harassment Case

A lawsuit challenging Harvard's compliance with Title IX could last into 2018.

Halley on Steps
Harvard Law School

Students, Profs Skeptical of Title IX Office Restructuring

Student activists and professors question whether the restructuring of Harvard's Title IX Office's will lead to substantive improvements.

Massachusetts Hall
College

Harvard Seeks Jury Trial in Sexual Assault Case

Harvard has requested that a trial jury decide the results of a lawsuit brought by a recent graduate alleging that the University mishandled her sexual assault complaint.

OSAPR, BGLTQ & Title IX Offices Partnership
Sexual Assault

OSAPR, Title IX, BGLTQ Office to Formally Partner

Representatives from Harvard’s Title IX Office, the College’s Office of BGLTQ Student Life, and the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response will begin meeting monthly in a new partnership.

Sexual Harassment Policy Meeting
Central Administration

Title IX Office to Restructure, Split into Two Offices

Harvard’s Title IX Office will split into two distinct offices—one for investigations and one for training and resources—in an administrative restructuring.

College

Sexual Health Groups Kick Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

More than 100 students flocked to Boylston Hall for sexual health-themed activities evening as part of a kick-off event for sexual assault awareness month.

Students Rally Against Sexual Assault
College

Students Rally in Defense of Title IX

​Student activists rallied in Harvard Yard on Friday, calling on federal officials and Harvard administrators to commit to enforcing anti-sex discrimination law Title IX.

The Clubhouse of the Fly
College

News Analysis: With Sanctions Goal, Admins Shift from Sexual Assault Prevention

Administrators have shifted their focus from sexual assault to gender exclusivity as a rationale for their unprecedented involvement in undergraduate social life.

University

Court Denies Harvard Motion to Dismiss Title IX Lawsuit

​A lawsuit that challenges Harvard’s compliance with anti-sex discrimination law Title IX will proceed after a federal court ruled Friday to deny the University’s efforts to dismiss the suit.

Year in Review - Pfister: Talk
University

University Committee Considers Adopting Affirmative Consent Standard for Title IX Policy

​A University-wide committee tasked with reviewing Harvard’s Title IX policy has discussed adoption of the “affirmative consent” standard—a standard the University has consistently rejected—in conversations about re-wording the policy.

Students Rally Against Sexual Assault
College

'A Box to be Checked': Harvard College's Sexual Assault Prevention Efforts

The College’s informal relationship with the 12 Houses, along with a perceived lack of staff and resources, has complicated its ability to implement the task force's recommendations.