Our campus should be a safe environment for all to live, work and study.
Harassment threatens the safety and wellbeing of staff and students. It is not acceptable.
What is harassment?
It is physical, verbal or visual conduct that is:
- Unwarranted, or
Harassment may include:
- Offensive Language
- Racist comments or ridicule
- Suggestive remarks about your personal life
- Leering, touching or pinching
- Offensive printed material
- Abuse of power to humiliate.
Harassment is not:
- Occasional compliments
- Behaviour based on mutual attraction
- Developing friendships, sexual or otherwise, between consenting adults.
What can you do?
An accusation of harassment is serious but you are entitled to make it.
You don't have to put up with behaviour that makes you feel uncomfortable or humiliated.
Lincoln University has a three tier procedure for dealing with harassment:
- You can talk over your concern with people trained to hear your complaint promptly and in strict confidence. They can help you decide on what action (if any) to take. E.g. you might then talk to the person on your own or with a friend; or ask for mediation.
- You can ask for mediation. This is an opportunity to talk the issue through using trained mediators, with a view to resolving the dispute.
- In a very serious case you may request a Vice Chancellor's investigation.
Why should you act?
Taking action makes it clear that harassment is not acceptable. Your action may prevent it happening again.
Who can you talk to?
If you have a concern and you're unsure about what to do, a list of people who can listen and provide information is displayed around campus on notice boards or by using the following links:
It can also be obtained from the LUSA office, the main reception desk, and Student Health and Support.
Want more information?
Contact the Ethical Behaviour Co-ordinator
Student Health and Support reception
Phone: +64 325 2811 extn. 7835 or 325 3835 to make an appointment.
For more information on University Policy and Contact people follow the links below:
Page last updated on: 11/02/2013