CN: harassment, sexual misconduct, bullying, discrimination, sexual violence, abuse, rape, hate crime, domestic abuse, sexual violence, revenge porn
If you have experienced inappropriate behaviour from another student or a member of staff in your College or the University, the Student Advice Service can help you explore your options around these issues and support you whether you wish to raise your concerns or not. Your Tutor should also be able to support you on such matters.
Students who have experienced sexual harassment, violence or assault may wish to access support from the University’s Harassment and Violence Support Service. The Service provides trauma-informed emotional and practical support to all students whether the incident took place recently or in the past.
You might also consider accessing support from external resources. Some are listed below and more can be accessed on the Student Support pages.
• Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre provides a range of support services for those whose gender identity includes the category of ‘woman’ to any extent.
• The Elms is a sexual assault referral centre for people who have recently experienced sexual assault. They provide support to all victims irrespective of their choice to report.
• Mankind UK is a confidential helpline for self-identifying male victims of domestic abuse and loved ones seeking advice.
• Lesbian and Gay Switchboard is an LGBT+ helpline offering a safe space to discuss any issues impacting LGBT+ individuals, including but not limited to support for victims of sexual assault & harassment.
• Galop is an LGBT+ anti-violence charity providing support services for hate crime, domestic abuse and sexual violence victims/survivors. Services can be accessed via telephone, email, text and Whatsapp.
• Bi Survivors Network is a specific mutual-support network for bisexual survivors that is open to people of all gender identities. A space to find solidarity and support amongst individuals with common experiences of sexual violence.
• Revenge Porn Helpline is a support service for adults experiencing intimate image abuse (‘revenge porn’). Support is usually provided over telephone or email, however telephone lines are temporarily suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Email: email@example.com.
Students who have experienced any behaviour amounting to harassment, bullying, discrimination, sexual violence, abuse, coercive behaviours or related misconduct can raise their concerns with the University. Information on the reporting options available to students can be accessed at this link: Student Complaints and Discipline.
Your College may have its own Harassment and Sexual Misconduct procedures. This information can usually be found on your College’s website, the Student Handbook or by contacting the Tutorial Office. Your College may also have a College Discrimination and Harassment Contact who can signpost and support students experiencing any form of discrimination or harassment. Individuals in these roles tend to be the Senior Tutor, College Nurse, Chaplain, designated ‘Harassment Officer’, or academic staff member. If you are unsure of who in your College holds this role you can speak with your Tutor, Senior Tutor or contact the Tutorial Office.