Bullying and Harassment
The University of Essex is an international, diverse and multicultural community. It is expected that all staff and students should be treated with dignity and respect. Harassment and bullying behaviour is considered unacceptable and the Students' Union and the University take harassment issues very seriously.
If you feel you are being harassed or experiencing behaviour that is unwelcome, inappropriate, intimidating or offensive you are encouraged to speak to somebody about this. SU Advice is a confidential and impartial service and we can offer advice and support on how to deal with harassment and who to speak to if you wish to report this behaviour.
What is sexual harrassment
Our University considers sexual harassment to be the inappropriate introduction of sexual comments or activities into teaching, learning, working or social situations. The University guidelines explain ways to deal with harassment and bullying.
For more information about the University's stance on Harassment and Bullying please see the University’s Equality and Diversity policy pages
How you can Stand Up!
Before you can intervene effectively, think about your own personal safety. Once you’ve assessed this, you can intervene in the following three ways: