Harassment prevention and support
Harassment is not acceptable at AUT University.The Harassment Prevention Programme (HPP) assists all at AUT University to work and learn in a safe environment.
Students can get support to resolve concerns and issues of harassment and bullying from a confidential service.
What is harassment?Harassment is unwanted and unwelcome behaviour which makes it difficult to work and study peacefully and safely. One such unacceptable behaviour is bullying - for example when a difference in power is abused.
Harassment is behaviour that can interfere either with an individual's or group's performance on the job or in the classroom. It can create an intimidating, hostile work or study environment. Harassment is a pattern of behaviour which is:
- Unwanted by the recipient
- Repeated or of a significant nature
- Harmful to the recipient
Harassment can be:
- Written material
- Spoken communication (face to face, phone call)
- Physical actions such as unwanted touching
- Pictures or drawings
- Electronic such as cyber bullying or cyber harassment
Find out what to do about harassment and bullying. Harassment Prevention Policy (2 pages)
Harassment Prevention Procedures (4 pages)
Last updated: 11-Mar-2014 12.58pm
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