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Massey University is committed to supporting a learning environment that is free from sexually harmful behaviours. You are entitled to study, socialise, and work in an environment of safety and respect. We take reports of concerning behaviour seriously.
Sexually harmful behaviours—including sexual harassment, sexual assault, and bullying of any kind—undermine safety and respect, and may be a breach of the University’s Code of Conduct.
If you are feeling unsafe or have experienced behaviours at University or within the Halls of Residence that concern you, there are a variety of avenues open to you.
If you're an international student please be aware that:
When a sexual assault has just happened, make sure you're now safe and get some support from a friend, flatmate or family member.
Attend to any serious physical injuries. Go to the Hospital Emergency Department. Your physical health takes precedence over forensic work. The hospital will call the Police if you want them to.
When a sexual assault occurs, it is important that you:
If you're on campus call Massey Security once you've reported the incident to the Police. You can also contact your Hall's Duty Manager, if you're in a Massey Hall of Residence.
You can still report a rape or sexual assault if it happened to you days, weeks, months, or even years ago. Contact the New Zealand Police directly by either phoning or visiting your nearest police station.
If you are now residing overseas and are considering laying a complaint in regards to offending that occurred in New Zealand, then please contact the Sexual Violence Team at Police National Headquarters for advice: ASA@Police.govt.nz.
More information about making a police report can be found on the New Zealand Police website.
Massey University respects the rights of all survivors/victims of sexually harmful behaviours to be in control of decisions affecting them, wherever practicable.
Information provided to the University will be treated as confidential and will not be shared or disclosed without your knowledge and consent except in limited circumstances.
If you, or someone you are aware of, has experienced sexual assault or harassment you can receive specialist support from trained professionals.
There are options for seeking advice both on and off campus if you have been alleged to have engaged in harmful behaviours.
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Last updated on Friday 06 September 2019