Discrimination and Harassment

Stellenbosch University has a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of discrimination or harassment. Discrimination may include but is not limited to racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, xenophobia or ableism.​ Sexual harassment is defined as a form of discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation or sexuality; it is unwanted and may be experienced as an expression of power, authority or control of a sexual nature; it creates a hostile environment that prevents those concerned from learning or working to capacity.​

Complaints Procedure

Anyone (student or staff member) who experiences any form of discrimination or harassment at the University may report their complaint to the Equality Unit​ within the Centre for Student Counselling and Development​. The complaints procedure has several steps including: Step 1: Lodge a face-to-face, confidential complaint with an anti-discrimination and harassment case coordinator. Students and staff at the Tygerberg… Continue reading Complaints Procedure

Sexual Assault

Stellenbosch University is committed to ensuring the safety of all staff and students has various policies, procedures and structures in place to effectively respond to and prevent sexual violence on campus. The Centre for Student Counselling and Development (CSCD) works ensures that survivors of sexual violence access survivor-centred, compassionate care.​ WHAT SHOULD YOU DO IF YOU ARE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED?