Sexual Assault

Awareness of Services Provided by Resources Related to Sexual Assault or Sexual Misconduct by Gender

Harvard Undergraduates Reporting Nonconsensual Sexual Contact

Perceptions of University Repsonse to Sexual Assault

Reported Sexual Assault

Alicia Oeser
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Alicia Oeser

Alicia Oeser, the director of the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response, sits in a May 20, 2016 portrait.

Sexual Harassment Policy Meeting
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Student Sexual Assault Investigations Last Months Past 60-Day Federal Guideline

For cases involving students, sexual assault and harassment investigations often last more than 4 months—well beyond the 60-day window that the federal agency recommends for the entire process.

Dean Khurana Holds Town Hall
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Sorority, Club Women Denounce New Policy on Facebook

Dozens of undergraduate women involved in sororities and female final clubs are taking to social media to defend their organizations and criticize a new Harvard policy that will penalize involvement in all unrecognized single-gender social groups.

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Sablière Leaders Charge Admins with Ignoring Female Clubs

Three graduate leaders of the all-female Sablière Society have questioned the administration’s actions toward Harvard’s final clubs, accusing administrators of ignoring the input of female clubs.

Harvard Wears Denim Campaign
Student Groups

Harvard Wears Denim Campaign

Students speak with Harvard Wears Denim campaign organizers at a station in the Science Center Plaza on Wednesday. The campaign, meant to raise awareness about sexual assault, asked supporters to wear denim that day in memorial of a 1998 Italian Supreme Court decision in which a rape conviction was overturned because the victim had been wearing jeans allegedly too tight to remove without her consent.

Sexual Misconduct at Harvard and Other Schools
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In Letter to Khurana, Porcellian-Commissioned Report Scrutinizes Final Club Statistics

A professional statistical analyst, commissioned by the 225-year old Porcellian Club, sharply criticized the Harvard sexual assault prevention task force’s interpretation of survey data and recommendations for action on final clubs.

Race

Occidental Students Protest Harvard Law Professor as Commencement Speaker

​Students and faculty at Occidental College are protesting the school’s choice of Harvard Law School professor Randall L. Kennedy as their commencement speaker for his controversial statements on race-related activism and the film “The Hunting Ground.”

“Where Do We Go From Here?”
Visual Arts

“Where Do We Go From Here?”

Glass pillars stand in front of Widener Library as part of a public art installation that responds to the Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault. The installation is part of the ArtsFirst festival that will take place this weekend.

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Fly Club Letter

In a letter addressed to Dean of the College Rakesh Khurana, graduate president of the Fly Richard T. Porteus Jr. ’78 called on Khurana to recuse himself from "further discussion with final clubs."

P.C.
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Global Media Jumps on Porcellian Club Controversy

​When a leader from Harvard’s most reclusive final club spoke out publicly for the first time in decades, reporters across the globe jumped on the story.

Editorials

Sanctions for Show

We have long condemned final clubs for cultivating such a toxic campus social environment. But to impose sanctions on club members would be to recognize the institutions themselves as the sole roots of sexual assault.