HKU strives to offer students and staff a safe environment in which we treat each other with respect.
The HKU confidential counsellors are there to support and advise students and staff who experience unacceptable behaviour. Confidential counsellors hold an independent position and have a duty of confidentiality.
You can go to a confidential counsellor
to tell your story and discuss the next
step to be taken. A confidential
counsellor can also refer you to
organisations that may be able to
help, within HKU or elsewhere, and
give advice and guidance in
submitting a complaint to the HKU
complaints committee. No contact will be made with third parties without your permission.
You can submit an official complaint to HKU Complaints Committee on Sexual harassment, Aggression and Violence. The committee will start an investigation, in which both parties are heard. The committee will then issues an advice to the Central Board. The Central Board will decide on sanctions or measures based on this advice. Complaints are dealt with confidentially.
HKU University of the Arts Utrecht
Complaints Committee on Sexual harassment, Aggression and Violence
attn. Audrey Zimmerman, Committee Secretary
3500 BM Utrecht
The term sexual harassment is defined by HKU as an unwelcome sexual approach, requests for sexual favours and other verbal, non-verbal or physical sexual behaviour that is perceived to be unwelcome.
Aggression and Violence
The terms aggression and violence are defined by HKU as situations in which a student or staff member are subjected to psychological or physical harassment or feel threatened or attacked in circumstances linked directly to their studies or work.