Harassment and Conflict

The University is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all students are respected. Harassment or victimisation is regarded as unacceptable behaviour and is not tolerated in any form. All members of the University are expected to treat each other fairly and with respect, courtesy and consideration. 

Help and advice

If you feel that you have experienced harassment, there are a number of people who are available to help and advise you by clarifying the options open to you, assisting you in resolving the matter informally where possible and appropriate, and supporting you throughout the resolution of your concerns.

The University has a Harassment Advisory Network of over 480 advisor across the institution. They are trained to offer impartial and confidential advice on what support and reporting options are available to you.

If you would like to speak to an advisor, please find the directory listed here: Find your local Harassment Advisor | Equality and Diversity Unit (ox.ac.uk). Alternatively you can be paired with an advisor by emailing the Harassment Line at [email protected] The service also has identity specific advisors, so if you would feel more comfortable speaking to someone who identifies as part of the LGBT+ community or from a BAME (Black Asian and Minority Ethnic) background you can find them at the bottom of the same page linked above.

Other sources of advice include college Deans or Welfare staff, a Director of Graduate Studies, Peer Supporters, Peers of Colour or Rainbow Peers or the Oxford SU Student Advice Service

Sexual Harassment

If the harassment is sexual in nature, one of the Specialist Caseworkers in the Sexual Harassment and Violence Support Service can provide support and advice.  

Accused of harassment?

These sources of support and advice are also available to students who have been accused of harassment. Students can contact a local Harassment Advisor or for reports of a sexual nature visit the Accused Students page or email[email protected].

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