Harassment comes in many forms.
The following are some examples of behaviour that is unacceptable at Flinders:
Any form of physical aggression or violence, threats or intimidating behaviour, or unwanted physical contact.
Rudeness, sarcasm, spreading rumours, persistent teasing, shouting, repeated unconstructive criticism.
Unfair treatment, isolation, withholding information, unreasonable inflexibility in teaching and assessment methods.
Sexual harassment is unwelcome behaviour of a sexual nature that makes a person feel offended, humiliated or intimidated, and which a reasonable person, having regard to all the circumstances, would have anticipated as likely to cause offence, humiliate or intimidate.
If you are experiencing harassment of any form, you can discuss your situation with an Equal Opportunity Contact Officer. They can help you to explore options to address the situation and can advise you on the appropriate grievance procedure.
If the behaviour is motivated by one of the grounds listed in the University’s Equal Opportunity policy and it is carried out by staff or students from Flinders, then it is a form of discrimination and can be addressed through the University’s Equal Opportunity grievance procedures.
If it is not motivated by one of the ‘grounds’ then it could be bullying or general harassment.