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Sexual safety

A safe environment is essential to your growth as a student. There is no place for sexual violence at our university. Whether you need support or want to learn how to get involved, the university is here for you. You can find out where to get help on these pages.

It is never your fault if someone violates your boundaries. We are here to support you, even if all you want to do is get something off your chest. Please don't hesitate to contact us!

Together, we are standing up for a respectful university. Find support or help others in a way that suits you. Inform yourself using our resources, get in touch with our team, or join one of the prevention initiatives.

Need help? Head straight to our support page.

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If you are experiencing any kind of undesirable behaviour, you can contact the Social Safety Team – Students.

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  • The Sexual Safety Programme has made the online version of the "Are you okay?" lecture available to all Maastricht University (UM) students. It aims to promote sexual safety and sexual well-being.

  • Government Commissioner Mariette Hamer, responsible for addressing issues related to sexual misconduct and sexual violence, participated in a discussion with students and staff at Maastricht University on Friday, 15 September. Joining her were Executive Board President Rianne Letschert and Joyce...

  • At last week's INKOM, attention was paid to the social safety of students, especially the sexual aspect of dealing with each other. This attention is important so that people are able to talk about the topic and victims/survivors can get the support they need.

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  • The beginning of the new academic year at Maastricht University (UM) also marks the introduction of the new UM Sexual Safety Programme. Information, classes, and training events will be offered in a variety of different formats and on multiple occasions with the aim of increasing sexual safety among...

  • Don't miss it, the INKOM 2023! This annual introduction week is one of the biggest events in Limburg and a must for new students at Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and VISTA College.

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    09:30 - 15:00

    Master’s Open Day

    We hope to welcome you on campus at our next Master's Open Day and give you a good impression of what studying at Maastricht University is all about.

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