The University of Exeter and the Students’ Guild believe that sexual harassment is Never OK. Staff and students have the right to live and study in a safe and supportive environment.
Sexual harassment can include:
- unwanted groping
- pinching or smacking of your body
- uninvited kisses or bodily contact
However, sexual harassment isn't just physical. Other examples of sexual harassment include:
- wolf whistling
- inappropriate sexual comments
- sexually based insults, jokes, songs or taunts
It can be anything that leaves another person feeling uncomfortable.
Harassment can happen on campus, in bars, on public transport or online. Sexual harassment can come from a complete stranger or from someone you know well.
Most harassment is unreported. Some people feel embarrassed, or think that they won’t be taken seriously. We believe that you should never have to put up with sexual harassment. You should never be made to feel uncomfortable by another individual.
We have trained Harassment Advisors that you can speak to in confidence, and you can also access other sexual harassment support services or anonymously share stories on our online forum.
We are also encouraging people to sign the Never OK pledge and challenge the behaviours around them; sexual harassment is never OK.
This campaign has been inspired by the work of the University of Manchester Students' Union and their 'We Get It' campaign, The White House '1 is 2 Many' campaign and the voices of our members.
Visit us in DH1 to get involved or find out more