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Bullying and Harrassment

 

The University of Luxembourg is committed to providing a positive experience for all members of its community. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect, in an environment free from bullying and harassment.

What is bullying?

Bullying can be defined as unacceptable, offensive and repetitive behaviour, which is intimidating or insulting and is intended to hurt someone either emotionally or physically. Bullying takes many forms including cyberbullying, social and emotional, verbal, sexual or physical.

What is harassment?

Harassment is unwanted actions or behaviour by individuals or groups, which violates a person’s dignity and creates an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. Harassment can be motivated by hostility towards age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership or pregnancy and maternity.

A person who is bullied or harassed can feel humiliated, scared and threatened and can suffer from a loss in confidence or self-esteem. Experiencing bullying or harassment can cause many emotions, some of which can stay with a person for the rest of their life.

Immediate help

Are you in immediate danger or injured?
Dial 112 for emergency services or (+352) 46 66 44 5555 for Campus Security and Safety. This is the quickest way to get help in an emergency

If an incident has just happened
Try and find somewhere you feel safe and call the emergency services or campus security

Reporting an Incident

It is important to seek help and support if you are experiencing any form of bullying and harassment. You can speak to your family and friends and get their help and support in getting the bullying to stop. 

You may want to speak to someone at the university informally first, this could be a member of the student services team, teaching staff or any member of staff you feel comfortable with.

If you feel able to, you can speak to the person who is doing the bullying and ask them to stop as this is causing you distress. It is important not to take this form of action if you feel unsafe, unsure of the person’s response or if you feel it could make their behaviour worse.

If you are being bullied or intimidated, the university is obligated to safeguard your interests so that you can learn and enjoy your time in a safe, respectful environment.

If you would like to talk to someone or report a bullying / harassment incident you can reach out to the Student Services Team, SEVE or email us at inclusion@uni.lu for advice.

All reports are treated confidentially.