The Tasmania University Union 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
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.
The University has polices and procedures to help you if you’ve experienced sexual harassment;
We are encouraging people to sign the Never OK pledge and challenge the behaviours around them; sexual harassment is never OK. You can find the pledge in the left hand menu.
Authorised Clark Cooley, President, Tasmania University Union, 1 Churchill Avenue, Sandy Bay, Tasmania 7004.
This campaign has been inspired by the work of the University of Exeter Students’ Guild and the voices of our members.