Student organizations are crucial to achieving the goals of our offices.
CARE (Consent Advocates and Relationship Educators)
The Consent Advocates & Relationship Educators are translators, interpreters, and connectors who serve as liaisons between the Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response and their peers at Harvard College.
Through strategic educational advocacy, outreach, and programming, CAREs work to create a campus culture free from the threat or experience of sexual violence for all people. They foster collaborative relationships with campus leaders and administrative offices to create safer, trauma-informed spaces for survivors and allies, plan culturally-competent health communication campaigns and programs to confront rape culture and raise awareness of campus climate, and conduct peer-to-peer training surrounding consent, healthy relationships, and gender equity.
(Sexual Health and Relationship Educators)
SHARC is a group of undergraduate students who counsel on issues related to sexual health, contraception, STIs and testing, relationships, dating, and other topics related to sexual health. Their office is stocked with different brands of condoms, lube, dental dams, internal (‘female’) condoms, and more! Counselors are on hand and can be reached by phone during our hours to answer any questions and provide information and non-directive, non-judgmental counseling. Founded in 1977, SHARC is the second-oldest peer counseling group at Harvard.