University and AUSA sign Statement of Commitment

University and AUSA sign Statement of Commitment

This week the University of Aberdeen and Aberdeen University Student Association (AUSA) signed a statement of commitment to address sexual violence and harassment on campus.

 

The statement of commitment is a signed promise made by the University and AUSA to work together to address sexual violence and harassment on campus, and states hostile environments which encourage these behaviours will not be tolerated.

The signing marks the beginning of a two-week awareness raising campaign of the issue, and students and staff are encouraged to participate in a survey, which will inform the University and AUSA’s work on tackling the issue. The survey will be emailed to all members of the University community this week.

Students and staff are also invited to add their signatures to the statement of commitment at pop-up stands across the Old Aberdeen and Foresterhill campuses, for times and locations of pop-up stands please see the University’s Clued-Up blog.

Secretary to the University, Caroline Inglis, said: “The statement of commitment is an expression of our determination to work together with AUSA to ensure that the University of Aberdeen is a safe environment where our students and staff do not have to tolerate any form of sexual violence or harassment.

“I look forward to working alongside AUSA to ensure that this commitment is upheld.”