Robert Gordon University in partnership with RGU Union has a zero tolerance approach to sexual violence and harassment and is committed to providing a working and learning environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
We want to make sure that your voices are heard. Whoever you are, we will listen to you.
Whenever an incident is reported we will take it seriously, deal with it promptly and ensure that no-one is subjected to victimisation as a result of reporting. We will utilise our existing University disciplinary procedures if appropriate.
If a report is received where the University believes there is an ongoing situation where there may be danger to either you or someone else we are obliged to pass that report on externally, for example to the Police, and/or internally within the University.
Otherwise, reports received will be kept confidential within a very small support team and will only be shared further when necessary and after discussion with yourself.
We understand the importance of providing support to any member of our community who has been affected by sexual violence and harassment. We can offer support and counselling, as well as referrals to other specialist partner agencies such as Rape Crisis Grampian.
How we process Anonymous Reports:
If you choose to make an anonymous report you will be signposted on completion to a number of external support services that are able to help. We review all reports received, ensure all reports are completely anonymised and hold the data to help us identify trends and enable data reporting.
How we process Contact an Advisor Reports:
You do not have to report an incident to the University or the Police, but if you choose to do so, we will ensure that you are supported throughout the process.
We review all reports received and you can expect to get a response from us within two working days acknowledging that you’ve made a report.
You will be assigned a case manager and they will get in touch with you to discuss the options and support available to you.
We will undertake a risk assessment and, if necessary, will take precautionary actions to ensure the safety and wellbeing of those involved.
On case completion we ensure all reports are completely anonymised and hold the data to help us identify trends and enable data reporting.