Confidential Advisor for Inappropriate Behaviour
If you think that inappropriate behaviour is occurring, do not keep it to yourself but bring it up for discussion, even as a witness. That takes courage. But we stand for a culture in which students and staff can report things without fear of detriment or unfair treatment. The contact persons will always treat information confidentially.
Unsure where to turn? Don't hesitate to contact one of the people mentioned. You will always be helped. Whoever you ask, we will always help you find the best person to talk to.
Confidential advisor for inappropriate behaviour
What can I expect if I get in touch?
(Former) students and (former) employees can contact the confidential advisors for inappropriate behaviour for advice and support. The confidential advisor for inappropriate behaviour will be on your side when you make contact, will help you to think about the possibilities and will help you to file a formal complaint if applicable. The confidential advisor will also help you decide whether you need further aftercare or support from experts.
When you get in contact, you will be invited for a conversation. During this conversation, you will discuss the situation concerned and any support you may need and will find out more about the possibility of filing a complaint. Any follow-up actions will only be taken with your consent and the information provided will always be treated confidentially.
There are two confidential advisors for inappropriate behaviour: Marian Joseph and Diederik Gussekloo. You can contact them directly if you would prefer to speak to a specific person, or send an email to the email address that they both read.
Committee for Interpersonal Integrity
What can I expect if I contact this committee?
If you feel that your personal integrity has been violated by someone connected to the UU, you can file a complaint with the Interpersonal Integrity Committee. They will then investigate your complaint. The Interpersonal Integrity Committee is neutral and independent.
You can also contact the committee for an exploratory, informative talk about your situation, how the committee works and what you can expect from the complaints procedure. If, during the discussion, it appears that you can be helped better or also by another person, you will be brought into contact (e.g. manager, confidential advisor, staff welfare service, ombudsperson, external expert, etc.).
The Committee for Interpersonal Integrity consists of nine members. An external chairperson, three members from outside UU with professional knowledge and expertise of specific types of violations, three members from within UU with knowledge of the organisation, and two student members. You can contact us via the committee's general e-mail address.