The UvA aims to prevent and combat sexual intimidation, bullying, aggression, violence, stalking and discrimination. Such behaviour is not acceptable under any circumstances and will not be tolerated at the UvA.
Employees and students generally respect each other's boundaries. However, if this is not the case and you feel that you are being harassed you should immediately make it clear that you will not accept the behaviour. Sometimes this can be difficult, in which case it may be advisable to get help from a fellow student or a lecturer.
If you have experienced sexual violence and need help directly you can contact the Sexual Assault Centre of the Public Health Centre of Amsterdam (GGD). Their free phone number 0800 – 0188 can be reached 24/7.
You can also get support from one of the University's confidential advisers for undesirable behaviour. There are confidential advisers at all of the faculties, but as a student you are free to contact any of the confidential advisers (regardless of the faculty you or they are attached to).
The UvA has a code of conduct that applies to all its staff and students.
The UvA has complaints regulations and a Complaints Committee for students and staff. Find out more about informal and formal ways of handling complaints regarding sexual intimidation, bullying, aggression, violence, stalking and discrimination: