The Students' Union operates a zero tolerance approach to all forms of sexual harassment and inappropriate behaviour.
Sexual harassment is not just about physical touching or groping - the term can also be applied to any unwanted and persistent behaviour of a sexual nature.
Sexual harassment therefore includes but is not limited to:
We believe that everyone has a duty to challenge sexual harassment and that everyone has a responsibility to make our Union a safe space for all students. If we ignore sexual harassment, we are complicit in it.
The Union has committed to running mandatory zero tolerance training to all staff, student reps and committee members. We aim to extend this training to as many students as possible during the academic year 2015/16.
The Union takes a firm Zero Tolerance stance towards any form of sexual harassment and this means that we will not tolerate it in any of our spaces or at any of our events. Anyone who commits any form of sexual harassment will be immediately removed from our premises and may be disciplined for their actions. We will always take reports and concerns of sexual harassment and assault extremely seriously, always believing the word of those who have been harassed and/or those who are survivors of assault. We will deal with such incidences confidentially and as quickly as possible.
You can report the incident(s) to any member of Union staff and they will take the details of the perpetrator and they will immediately be removed from the building. Staff will also inform you as to how to follow up on the complaint.