The University has a duty to provide neutral and balanced support to all students, whether the student is reporting or responding to an allegation of sexual misconduct.
A disclosure will be unique to each student's situation and it is important to remain calm, reassure the student, assess the situation/risk, listen to their story and provide suitable support and guidance around their options.
Sexual misconduct can happen to anyone and it is cruical that staff members create a safe space for the student affected so that they are aware of their options and can make an informed choice.
Queen's University is committed to providing a safe environment conducive to the academic, social and personal development of all members of the University. Queen's will take all reasonable steps to provide a safe environment to all staff, students and visitors of the University. Operating on a zero tolerance policy, any form of bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct is completely unacceptable and will be dealt with seriously.
Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
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