Stalking, threats and sexual harassment
What we can do
Contact the Safer Community Unit if you're concerned about any of these behaviours. We can offer advice and support to help you:
- bring an end to these behaviours
- collect and keep evidence (in case of future action that may be needed)
- keep you safe and protect personal information
- see a counsellor if you need to
- get an intervention order if necessary
- refer the matter to police when necessary
- seek legal aid.
What are these behaviours?
Stalking - repeated attempts to impose unwanted contact or communication, in a way that would make any reasonable person fearful or distressed.
Threats - any declared intention to cause pain, injury, damage or punishment to someone for something they may or may not have done.
Sexual harassment - any unwelcome sexual advance or request, or any other unwanted behaviour of a sexual nature. It may include:
- offensive sexual comments
- sexual or smutty jokes
- commenting, questioning or teasing about a person's alleged sexual activities or private life
- persistent unwelcome invitations, telephone calls or emails
- offensive hand or body gestures
- physical contact such as patting, pinching, touching or putting an arm around another person
- displaying sexually-suggestive material
- unwanted ongoing declarations of affection or approaches for affection including gifts and being followed
- using University computers to keep or distribute sexually explicit material.