While at university you meet a lot of different beliefs and cultures that you may have never seen or heard of but we must always remember to respect every opinion we hear. Sometimes others may not agree with opinion or values that you express and cause offence. That doesn’t mean you should stand for it and you should report this as a ‘Hate Crime’.
Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s:
- race or ethnicity
- religion or belief
- sexual orientation
- transgender identity
This can be committed against a person, group or property but the victim does not always have to be a member of the group at which the antagonism is directed at. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime.
We wish every one of our students to feel accepted and understood, so remember to respect all liberations and protected characteristics.
Reporting Hate Crimes
Remember that a hate crime is still a crime and you can call the police at anytime to deal with such an incident but if you do not wish to then the Univeristy have numerous staff that support you.
If you do see or experience unacceptable behaviour please report it to one of the following members of staff:
- The Student Wellbeing team - which can be contacted at email@example.com or in the Information Centre.
- A member of faculty or service staff working within, or responsible for, the location in which an incident has taken place, such as Security or RSU Staff.
- Your personal tutor or any academic staff you trust.
- Roehampton Students’ Union