What to do if you experience harassment or discrimination
We do not tolerate harassment of any kind at Massey.
If you see or experience behaviour that appears dangerous or makes you feel unsafe, call the Police on 111. On campus, you can also call Security.
We have trained staff on each campus who can provide confidential advice and information about what to do if you experience harassment or discrimination.
The first thing to do if you experience harassment or discrimination is to get in touch with a the Student Care Teamor the Student Counselling Services. Staff members should contact Health, Safety & Wellbeing. These services can support you to work through the situation and give you advice about making a complaint.
If you experience sexual harassment that is harmful in nature, seek specific sexual harm support.
Confidentiality and privacy
What you share with these services is confidential, and will not be disclosed to anyone else unless you give permission to do so.
If you choose to make a formal harassment or discrimination complaint you also need to ask your friends and family to keep the details confidential during the complaint resolution process. This is in case you wish to take legal action.
Working through harassment or discrimination situations
It is our job to make sure you are safe and free from bullying, harassment and discrimination at Massey. You can choose how you want to deal with the situation and the behaviour you have experienced. You can:
- arrange your own meeting with the person or group harassing you
- write in confidence to the person or group harassing you
- make a formal complaint. One of the services listed above can support you and help you to identify the right processes.
Complaint process advice form
One of the services listed above can support you and help you to identify the right processes.
Specific disciplinary and grievance procedures
There are specific procedures in place at Massey that we can follow if harassment occurs, including:
- student complaints and grievance procedures
- student disciplinary procedures (PDF, 249.3KB)
- halls disciplinary procedures
A member of the harassment resolution team can guide you through these.
At Massey, we take sexually harmful behaviours, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and bullying very seriously.
Other complaint processes
You can also complain at any time to an external agency such as the Human Rights Commission, which includes the Race Relations Office, or the Police.
Sexual harm is not okay. If you are feeling unsafe, or have experienced or seen behaviour that concerns you, you can report it and get support.
You can get counselling support if you need help to work through and understand your problems.
Get free and confidential support with academic complaints or concerns, financial difficulties and tenancy issues.