Confidentiality on Campus
Students can seek advice from certain resources who are not required to tell anyone else private, personally identifiable information unless there is cause for fear of victim safety, or the safety of others. There are individuals who the college has not specifically designated as “responsible employees” for purposes of putting the institution on notice and for who mandatory reporting is not required, other than in the above stated limited circumstances. These resources 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.Click here for more information.
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.Click here for more information.
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.Click here for more information.
Bard Health Services embraces a holistic approach, striving to provide optimum physical, emotional, intellectual, and social well-being through education, preventative, and primary care.Click here for more information.
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.Click here for more information.
Office of Residence Life & Housing
The Office of Residence Life & 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.Click here for more information.
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.Click here for more information.
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.