This week is national Safety Week. Utrecht University will also be taking part by covering various safety topics throughout the week. Today we are focusing on social safety.
Our university believes it is important for students and staff to feel safe while they study and work. The basic principle is: we treat one another with respect.
What is inappropriate behaviour?
Despite our efforts, you may still encounter inappropriate behaviour. A fellow student or colleague might try to come on to you, for instance, causing you to feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Other examples include harassment (sexual or otherwise) discrimination, aggression, violence or bullying.
Ask an expert for help
Are you experiencing inappropriate behaviour? Expert colleagues are available who can help you in such situations.
You can turn to the following people for help:
- Study adviser, student counsellor or student psychologist
- Confidential Counsellor
- Student Complaints Coordinator
Make an appointment
Do you need to have a confidential conversation to see what the options are? No problem. Make an appointment with the above mentioned confidential counsellors. They will be happy to assist you.