Mental Health

Our Harvard Can Do Better

Our Harvard Can Do Better is a student activist organization working on the college, university and national level to advocate for survivor-centric, intersectionally inclusive reform of sexual violence policies. We are not a counseling group and we are not trained first responders.  … Read more about Our Harvard Can Do Better

Harvard HealthPALs

HealthPALs are a team of student liaisons between Harvard University Health Services (HUHS) and the student body. We are trained in first-aid and CPR, and have first-aid supplies and over-the-counter medications in each of the upperclassmen Houses. We are also available to answer questions… Read more about Harvard HealthPALs

Where can I find out about student health insurance coverage for transgender related medical services?

Health Insurance: Harvard's Blue Cross Blue Shield Plan covers gender-affirming surgeries (upper and lower). Details about the requirements for this coverage can be found at: Harvard Student Transgender Health Policy.
Hormones: Dr. Bruce Churchill at University Health Services (UHS) is familiar with hormone therapy and has experience working with LGBTQ students.  He uses an informed… Read more about Where can I find out about student health insurance coverage for transgender related medical services?

Boston GLASS

Boston GLASS, a BGLTQ Youth Drop-In center, provides counseling, advocacy and referrals for health care services and housing to Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (GLBTQ) teens and young adults, many of whom are youth of color.

Bureau of Study Counsel

The undergraduate and graduate student years are times of intense growth and development - intellectually, emotionally, and interpersonally. During these years, students develop their capacities for critical and creative thinking, explore relationships and sexuality, develop a sense of… Read more about Bureau of Study Counsel

Harvard Contact

Contact was formed in the spring of 1985 by a group of students who felt there was a need at Harvard for a place where students could talk about issues of sexual orientation. Today, while the counselors on our staff specialize in the areas of sexual orientation, sexuality, sex, and… Read more about Harvard Contact


Response is a non-judgmental, non-directive peer counseling group which offers confidential support to individuals dealing with rape, sexual assault, abuse, harassment, and relationship issues. It is open from 8 pm- 11 pm Sunday through Wednesday in Lowell Basement E and a phone line is staffed… Read more about Response

Room 13

Room 13 offers a supportive, sympathetic ear and maintain strict confidentiality. Room 13 staff can talk about anything that's on your mind, and they won't criticize you or pass any judgments. They don't claim to have any easy answers, but sometimes it helps just to talk to someone who is… Read more about Room 13