Responsibilities of Universities to Prevent Sexual Harassment

Last updated on Jun 22, 2022

Any woman (student, teaching, non-teaching staff) of any age at a University campus can file a complaint of sexual harassment. Apart from workplaces, Universities also must work to prevent sexual harassment.

Colleges are required by law to have (( University Grants Commission (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal of Sexual Harassment of Women Employees and Students in Higher Educational Institutions) Regulations, 2015)):

  • Align their sexual harassment rules to the Indian law on sexual harassment
  • Treat claims of sexual harassment seriously, punishing offenders harshly and making sure they face the proceedings required by law
  • Make sure staff and students know what to do and who to turn to if they are a victim of sexual harassment
  • Make sure that the campus is well-lit, secure, and safe
  • Set up, train, and maintain an Internal Committee
  • Prepare yearly status reports with case details and half-yearly reviews of how well sexual harassment policies are working.

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