The Academic Resource Center, or ARC, provides students with access to academic coaching, peer tutoring, workshops, study spaces, and other skills-based resources. They will be supported in developing reading strategies, organization and time management skills, sustainable study habits, metacognitive approaches to learning, and more. ARC offers four main services: Academic Coaching, Workshops, Peer Tutoring, and Study Spaces.
AEO collaborates with the ATC to provide assistive technology services for students. Eligible students who complete registration with the AEO may access the ATC through a referral from a member of the AEO staff. The ATC offers demonstrations of both assistive hardware (e.g. ergonomic keyboards and mice) and software (e.g. dictation and text-to-speech applications), as well as various academic services, including Braille, tactile graphics, and electronic text conversion.
HUHS’s Center for Wellness and Health Promotion (CWHP) offers workshops that highlight activities to enhance wellbeing as well as massage and acupuncture services, yoga, meditation, pilates, and other exercise group classes. CWHP can also help connect students to the many resources and people at Harvard who can help students make healthy lifestyle choices in order to thrive while at Harvard and beyond.
Counseling and Mental Health Services (CAHMS) is a counseling and mental health support service with a dedicated group of clinicians – licensed mental health clinicians, nurse prescribers, psychiatrists, psychologists, and social workers who have chosen to work in university mental health because we know how important it is to support student emotional health and well-being. Who have a passion for working with Harvard students of all ages, degree programs, and diverse life circumstances and cultures. With the goal to provide a safe, confidential environment to help you help yourself.
An organization of more than 30 chaplains representing many religions, located at the Memorial Church in Harvard Yard. Chaplains are available to meet and talk to the entire Harvard community about spiritual concerns, and ethical and personal matters.
Harvard College libraries are committed to providing equal access to collections, services, and programs for everyone in our community, including people with disabilities. Harvard Library provides study spaces and meeting rooms for our community members that are accessible. Harvard Library follows WCAG standards and regularly tests our online interfaces with users of assistive technology.
Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) is a multi-specialty medical practice exclusively for members of the Harvard community, including students, faculty, staff, eligible post-docs, retirees, and their dependents. HUHS is comprised of comprehensive health care facilities in Harvard Square and maintains satellite facilities in the Business, Law, and Medical School areas. Each satellite facility provides different hours of operation.
The HUHS Patient Advocate Office is a confidential resource that is available to help with navigation of the healthcare system and explore choices for health care. A patient advocate can also help explore choices for medical care, resolve or mediate problems, discuss financial assistance options and coordinate special needs arrangements including, but not limited to coordinating with AEO and University Disability Resources for interpreters and other services.
The pharmacy is located at HUHS in the Smith Campus Center. The Pharmacy fills prescriptions written by HUHS clinicians and accepts a variety of prescription insurance plans. All members of the Harvard community can visit the Pharmacy to purchase over-the-counter products. A private consultation room is available to discuss your confidential prescription questions.
The Office of Alcohol & Other Drug Services offers a wide range of programs and services aimed at reducing the negative consequences associated with heavy episodic drinking and substance abuse. AODS also trains a select group of student leaders to be Drug & Alcohol Peer Advisors, who act as health opinion leaders and peer resources for issues around alcohol and drug use.
The Office of BGLTQ Student Life serves as a central resource for bisexual, gay, lesbian, transgender, queer, and questioning (BGLTQ) students at Harvard College. The BGLTQ Office hosts a diverse array of social, educational and community building events where students have the opportunity to connect with peers, graduate students, faculty, and staff; and build intergenerational networks. Many of the BGLTQ Office events address an intersection of identities including those who identify as having a disability.
The Office of Career Services works to educate, connect, and advise students about opportunities for summer and post-graduation in order to foster their intellectual, social, and personal transformations. OCS serves students in Harvard College, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS), the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and Harvard Extension School (HES) degree programs.
The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response (OSAPR) is a confidential space open to the entire Harvard community where people can process and understand their experiences with sexual violence and feel empowered to make the choice best suited to their needs. Every staff member is a certified rape-crisis counselor, committed to the just and compassionate treatment of survivors and their friends, peers, significant others, and allies. OSAPR fosters collaborative relationships between campus and community systems to ensure a survivor-centered, multi-faceted approach to advocacy services and primary prevention.
The Title IX Office is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment that is free from sexual and gender-based harassment. The Title IX Office provides direct services to the entire Harvard community, including: online and in-person educational workshops and programming, one-on-one informational meetings on options and resources (including coordination with AEO regarding interim measures and accommodations). The Title IX office also supports the system of 50+ Title IX Coordinators across the University, offers informal resolution (mediation) and helps students access the Office for Dispute Resolution and learn more about the complaint process.
Harvard University Disability Resources (UDR) is a central resource on campus that provides leadership to University efforts to ensure an accessible, welcoming learning and working environment for individuals with disabilities while ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations. UDR provides expertise in the development, implementation, and acquisition of standard disability-related University practices, procedures and resources.
The University Ombudsman Office is a confidential, neutral, and independent resource for problem resolution, available to all the Harvard community. The ombudsman can help analyze and assess avenues for conflict resolution, including assistance with both written and verbal communications and issues regarding disability.
The Writing Center offers free one-on-one writing help to all undergraduate students. Trained writing tutors offer help with argument, structure, and clarity in academic writing. An English Grammar and Language tutor is also available to assist students with grammar and syntax. Students can book daytime appointments or visit drop-in hours on weeknights.