all of whom will be able to provide you with confidential advice and assistance in resolving the matter and accessing any counselling or other support you may need. You may also wish to speak with your union representative (if you are a member for example of the University and College Union or of the Oxford Student Union).
Approved by the Governing Body on 16 June 2021
All staff and students are responsible for upholding this policy and should act in accordance with the policy guidance in the course of their day-to-day work or study, ensuring an environment in which the dignity of other staff, students, and visitors is respected. Offensive behaviour will not be tolerated.
Heads of department and their equivalents, those with significant supervisory duties, and others in positions of responsibility or seniority, including students who fall into these categories, have specific responsibilities. These include setting a good personal example, making it clear that harassment will not be tolerated, being familiar with, explaining, and offering guidance on this policy and the consequences of breaching it, investigating reports of harassment, taking corrective action if appropriate, and ensuring that victimisation does not occur as a result of a complaint. Instances of harassment should be brought to the attention of an appropriate person in authority, such as a head of department or a senior college officer.
Staff should also bring to the attention of their head of department any form of harassment or victimisation committed by third parties using College facilities (e.g. conference delegates, contractors, etc.).
St Catherine’s is committed to promoting awareness and understanding of this policy (and the accompanying guidance) amongst staff and students, and has therefore made this information available via its website.
This policy and the accompanying guidance, which should be read in conjunction with the College’s Equal Opportunity Policy and Race Equality Policy, will be the subject of regular review by the Governing Body in consultation with other appropriate committees, including the Equality Committee.