Public safety and undesirable behaviour: (sexual) harassment, discrimination and aggression
Everyone at the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK) must be able to work and study in a pleasant work environment. Security, empathy and mutual respect are vital in creating the right conditions for a productive and successful period of study. You can discuss these topics with someone within your academy / study program, for example with the student counsellor. If you have or have had to deal with unsafe situations or undesirable behavior, you can contact the confidential adviser.
It may be determined in consultation whether it is wise to submit an official complaint to the complaints desk. The confidential adviser provides help with drawing up the complaint and monitors the further procedure. The complaint must be submitted in writing, accompanied by a description of which steps have already been taken. The complaint cannot be anonymous. The name of both the complainant and the accused must be specified in the complaint. In principle, a deadline of one year to submit an official complaint applies to both staff and students. More information about the complaints desk, including the contact details, can be found on MyAHK (only accessible to students).
Whichever direction you choose to take, if you experience sexual intimidation and/or aggression, the Amsterdam University of the Arts takes your complaints seriously and is here to help you resolve the situation.