Student support – harassment and sexual misconduct
Content warning: These pages detail the support and information available for Homerton College students who have experienced serious incidents including harassment, sexual violence, bullying, discrimination, abuse, rape, hate crime, domestic abuse, revenge porn or other forms of misconduct.
The College is here to support you if you have experienced sexual harassment, sexual violence, or any other form of harassment. This could include anything linked to a ‘protected characteristic’ (race, religion and belief, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, or sex). We can also help you access help and investigative processes via the University and other organisations.
You may have very mixed feelings about what happened, and whether to tell anyone. People can react very differently and this is normal. You should not feel under any pressure to act in a specific way.
The aim of these pages is to direct you to useful information and highlight the people or services who can help in a safe and confidential way – please follow the links in the side bar to find out more.
Do you require urgent help?
If you or someone else feel at risk right now and/or you are injured, then you can call the emergency services immediately on 999 or 112.
If you are in Homerton College, the Porters can let emergency services on to the site; and can call out a Tutor. The Tutor will be able to talk to you about what has happened and what you would like to do, and can potentially accompany you to any off-site support centres such as The Elms clinic.
If you are not in Homerton, you can go to any College Porters’ Lodge. They will be able to immediately assist you and help access further support.
If you have experienced sexual violence or harassment:
It is not your fault.
You are not alone; you deserve to be supported and believed.
You have a choice in what you do next, and in deciding what is right for you.