Victimisation, discriminatory harassment or sexual harassment is not tolerated at the University of Gävle.
Discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and victimisation
Discrimination occurs at the University if a student or someone who has applied for a course or programme at University of Gävle, is treated disfavourably and when this disadvantage is related to sex, ethnicity, religion or other belief, sexual orientation, transggender identity or expression, age or disability. Inadequate accessibility, harassment, sexual harassment and instructions to discriminate are also forms of discrimination.
Harassment refers to such conduct that violates a person's dignity when it is related to one of the grounds of discrimination listed above.
Sexual harassment can be about touches, jokes, suggestions and invitations that have sexual allusions and that are unwelcome and derogatory.
Victimisation is unpleasant or negative actions directed at one or more students in an abusive manner and that can lead to ill health or to the victim being excluded from the community in the work or study group.
What to do if you feel that you or someone else has been discriminated or harassed
- Tell them off! You have the right to speak out about things that you consider offensive or unpleasant.
- Write down! Note time, place and describe the event. This can be important documentation if you decide to take the matter further.
- Tell a member of staff at the University whom you trust about the incident. You can also contact the University´s student representative (studentombud).