Office of Gender Equity: Campus Resources

Confidentiality on Campus

Students can seek advice from certain individuals who are not required to tell anyone else private, personally identifiable information unless there is cause to fear for the safety of the survivor or the safety of others. There are individuals whom the College has not specifically designated as “responsible employees” for purposes of putting the institution on notice and for whom mandatory reporting is not required, other than in the above stated limited circumstances. These individuals include those without supervisory responsibility or remedial authority to address sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. If you are unsure of someone’s duties and ability to maintain your privacy, ask them before you talk to them.


BRAVE, Bard’s Response to Rape and Associated Violence Education, is a professionally directed student service organization whose members provide anonymous and confidential crisis intervention, supportive counseling, advocacy, and ongoing education to the Bard community. Although BRAVE staff members receive particular training in issues relating to sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, and sexuality, BRAVE counselors also receive training in eating disorders, depression and suicide, sexual orientation, loneliness, isolation, anxiety, and social and academic issues.
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Bard Chaplaincy

The Chaplaincy has on staff seven college chaplains: an Episcopal priest, a Catholic priest, an imam, a rabbi, an Anglican priest, a Buddhist chaplain, and a Community Life chaplain. The clergy offer study on a formal and informal basis with members of the college community who are interested in learning more about their own traditions or the faith traditions of others. Each chaplain is available for pastoral care with students, administration, staff, and faculty.
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Counseling Services

Bard Counseling Services provide primarily short-term, problem-focused counseling for individuals, couples, and groups. If additional support is desired or encouraged, Counseling Services can help individuals access those resources.
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Dean of Student Affairs Office

The Dean of Student Affairs Office is concerned with the quality of college life. It seeks to enhance the value of the undergraduate experience by encouraging students to participate actively in the community, be concerned about their peers, and explore personal matters that affect their individual pursuits and the community.
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Health Services

Bard Health Services embraces a holistic approach, striving to provide optimum physical, emotional, intellectual, and social wellbeing through education, preventative and primary care.
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Office of Human Resources

The Office of Human Resources at Bard College is committed to maintaining a positive, productive learning and working environment that is free from any form of harassment, and will provide our community with the knowledge and skills needed to fulfill their responsibilities.
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Office of Residence Life and Housing

The Office of Residence Life and Housing at Bard College is committed to fostering a safe and secure environment that enhances the personal, social, and intellectual development of every student, enriching their liberal arts experience.
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Safety and Security

Bard Safety and Security is available 24 hours a day to assist all members of the College community. It is service oriented, providing assistance and information to students daily.
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