Making a report
The University respects the rights of all survivors/victims of sexually harmful behaviours to be in control of decisions affecting them, wherever practicable.
This is especially regarding their right to decide whether to seek counselling, and/or medical services, or Police or another external agency intervention.
It is your right to decide how you wish to disclose—or not disclose—your experience.
Sexually harmful behaviours, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, refers to any form of unwelcome sexual advance, request for sexual favours, and any other unwanted behaviour that is sexual in nature. It can be verbal, visual or physical.
Students at Victoria University of Wellington student have a number of options if they choose to report or disclose sexually harmful behaviour:
Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team
The Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team is the central point within the University for students to report or disclose sexually harmful behaviours, and provide advice and guidance around support options Our team are trained in responding to disclosures, assessing risk, and using a trauma informed approach.
The Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team actively support students who have experienced sexually harmful behaviours by:
- Responding to disclosures in a trauma informed manner, with respect and empathy for the student
- Providing information on disclosure and reporting processes
- Providing information about holistic support options
- Facilitating access to relevant counselling and medical support services,
- Working alongside students to ensure safety on campus
- If requested, they can also facilitate connections to Police or other relevant external agencies.
If you would like to have a confidential conversation about your options, please get in touch with the Student Interest and Conflict Resolution team, who will work to ensure your safety and wellbeing.