At UR, you are not alone in facing problems. If you have been affected by discrimination, sexual harassment, or conflict at UR, there are many options available to you for targeted support.
First, you will have the opportunity for a confidential conversation in which you can talk about your experiences and your concerns. You can ask questions and discuss the next steps with the counselor while remaining anonymous.
The initial contact can be established by you or a person you trust.
A list of the counseling centers from which you can choose can be found here.
In principle, all persons with teaching, management or training functions in their field of work or study are responsible for respectful and appreciative interaction and are available to you as direct contact persons.
Talking to people around you who understand you and whom you can confide in will help you to express your feelings in words, share experiences, and receive encouragement. Fellow students/colleagues can support you, accompany you to conversations, or corroborate your experiences when you feel unsafe.
It can be difficult to recall important information such as time, names, and even the course of events can be forgotten. Therefore a memory log might be helpful to structure the essential information and to remember important details with certainty:
Depending on the case, a formal grievance procedure may be considered. In a formal procedure, a written, non-anonymous complaint is submitted to the service. The counseling centers will inform you about the procedure and accept your written statement.
At your request, the contact persons of the counseling centers will accompany you during the complaint procedure.