Any kind of sexual misconduct or seriously inappropriate behaviour is not tolerated at Utrecht University, including here at University College Utrecht.
The College requires its students to observe the Social Honor Code, included in the Campus Rules and Regulations, with specific references to interpersonal conduct.
Furthermore, Utrecht University’s Code of Conduct safeguards all students and employees against inappropriate behaviours.
Misconduct may include:
- Sexual intimidation: unwanted sexual advances (e.g. requests for sexual favours or other verbal, non-verbal or physical behaviour). An example is the unsolicited sending of pornographic images or texts or the deliberate viewing of such images in a manner that is visible to others;
- Aggression and violence: bullying (both psychological and physical), other threats and attacks;
- Discrimination: making pronouncements, taking action against or decisions about individuals that are offensive or disadvantage individuals because of their race, religion, gender, ideology and/or sexuality or discriminate in any way on the basis of these factors.
Actions you can take in cases of inappropriate (sexual) conduct
In order to stop the inappropriate behaviour, it is important to name and point out this behaviour. You can contact the person who is displaying the inappropriate behaviour and try to come to an acceptable solution together. It might be possible that this does not work or that there are considerable thresholds to doing this. If this is the case, asking for external help may be a solution. The tabs below include a list of some of your options: