The Harassment Counseling and Support Center is one of very few university counseling organizations in Japan that is both independent and specializes in harassment issues. The center is led by faculty members specializing in law and psychology (one director and two deputy directors), and there are always three professional counselors (clinical psychologists) on duty at the center. Because many of the issues involved are particular to universities, faculty and staff members from various departments also serve as harassment counselors within the university.