Dignity and respect are really important foundations for this: all students and staff are expected to treat others with respect and can expect respect from others in return.
The pyramid diagram on this page shows how negative behaviours are a consequences of the underlying attitudes and beliefs people unconsciously hold. By taking responsibility to challenge negative attitudes as a community, we can prevent the more serious negative behaviours from occurring.
Respect at NTU: Give it. Get it. Expect it.
Our attitudes and beliefs dictate how we behave, speak, prioritise and live our lives.
They aren’t always conscious. They are formed based on things like our personal experiences and social stereotypes, but they all impact our actions.
Problematic language includes sexist, homophobic, biphobic, and transphobic taunts as well as harmful 'banter'.
Whether it’s intentional or not, it can have damaging consequences for the people it’s directed at, so it’s important to consider the language we and the people around us use.
Sexual harassment is any sexually motivated behaviour that is unwanted and makes you feel uncomfortable, intimidated, or humiliated. This can include but is not limited to:
A sexual assault is any sexual act that a person did not consent to or is forced into against their will. It is a form of sexual violence and includes rape or other sexual offences. People of all gender identities and sexual orientations can be victims of sexual assault, and perpetrators are not just strangers – they can be friends, family members or partners.
For more information on any of these issues, see the other pages in this section of our website.
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The NTU Dignity and Respect Policy outlines the expectations of what a respectful environment at NTU should look like
The Student Code of Behaviour (SCOB) sets out the standards of behaviour expected from students and the procedures that will be followed if those standards are not met.
Look for ways to safely challenge negative attitudes and behaviour: