Confidential advisor for students
Maastricht University (UM) does not tolerate any form of inappropriate behaviour or unequal treatment. UM students who experience undesirable behaviour can get help from a confidential advisor.
Undesirable behaviour can take many forms, such as:
Sexual harassment/assault, includes unwanted sexual advances, requests for sexual favours or other verbal/non-verbal or physical behaviour of a sexual nature.
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- Aggression and violence, include incidents in which a student is mentally or physically harassed, threatened or attacked, under circumstances that are directly related to their study
- Bullying is understood as repeated negative behaviour by fellow students or UM employees against which a person cannot (or can no longer) defend himself or herself. This can be verbal, non-verbal or physical behaviour.
- Discrimination refers to unequal treatment on the basis of race, nationality, gender, religion or sexual orientation.
If you experience any form of inappropriate behaviour other than the examples mentioned, or if you are in doubt, you can also contact the confidential advisor.
The confidantial advisor provides a listening ear. She can help you find a solution yourself or mediate in finding a solution. Naturally, everything you discuss will remain confidential.
If an informal solution or mediation is not sufficient, you can consider submitting a formal complaint to the Executive Board of Maastricht University. The counsellor can help you with this process.
The confidantial advisor for students is:
Bonnefantenstraat 2, room B1.23
6211 KL Maastricht
+31 6 2803 5033