Harassment

Forms of harassment can include bullying, stalking, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, relationship abuse and more.  At Pembroke, harassment is taken very seriously, and the welfare of victims is a priority.

Much of the below advice and information has been borrowed from the Oxford University Student Union webpage on Harassment & Abuse.

REPORTING TO POLICE

  • Your approach to dealing with harassment is your own choice, but if you would like to contact the police you are encouraged to do so.

  • Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Discrimination and Stalking are crimes and can at any time be reported to the police.

  • Call 999 for emergencies, or 101 for non-emergencies. If you are frightened, the police can help you.

SOLACE - SEXUAL ASSAULT REFERRAL CENTRES

  • Solace centres are sexual assault referral centres where a number of experienced specialists and professionals can offer you support and advice, inluding doctors and counsellors.

COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY ADVICE & SUPPORT

  • Any of the people on the Welfare People page will be willing to talk to you about any harassment you are experiencing, no matter how serious you deem it to be.

  • The University has a Harassment Policy, which is available here.

  • There are also Harassment Advisors in the University - you read about the Harassment Advisor Network here, email them, or telephone 01865270760.

OUSU & STUDENT SUPPORT

  • The OUSU Student Advice Service is also able to guide you through the process of using the many resources available to you.

  • The OUSU Vice-President for Women is available to speak to anyone who wants to campaign in College on issues relating to harassment.

  • It Happens Here is an OUSU campaign raising awareness of sexual abuse and violence.

  • Oxford Nightline is an independent listening and support service run by students. It is open from 8pm - 8am.

LOCAL RESOURCES

NATIONAL RESOURCES