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Durham University

Sexual Violence & Misconduct: Prevention and Response

Reporting an Incident

Following an incident of sexual misconduct and violence - which can take many forms, including but not limited to rape and harassment - you have options. You may choose to disclose the incident to a member of staff so as to seek support only. This is not the same as making a formal report to the University for the purposes of initiating the procedures within the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy. College Student Support Staff can discuss your reporting options (listed below) with you so that you can make an informed decision of what you wish to do.


During the 2019/20 academic year, the University will introduce an online tool which provides a pathway for students and staff to request to speak to a Bullying & Harassment Advisor or College Support Officer, make anonymous (no action requested) and named (requesting university action) reports on incidents under the Respect at Study and Respect at Work policies as well as the Sexual Violence and Misconduct Policy. Additionally, the tool contains resources on internal and external support for bullying and harassment, hate crime, sexual violence and misconduct and relationship abuse.