You are not alone
Acts of bullying, harassment, discrimination and sexual violence are not acceptable. Imperial College's Student Services have several avenues of support for students who have experienced bullying, harassment, discrimination or sexual violence. We want you to know that if you've had these experiences, recently or in the past, you are not alone, the College is here to support you.
Report + Support
Report + Support is an online tool you can use to tell us about incidents that have made you feel unwelcome or unsafe which could include bullying, harassment, sexual violence or harassment, stalking, relationship violence, racial or religious discrimination, homophobia, transphobia, disability discrimination and more. You can use Report + Support if you have witnessed an incident or if you've experienced something directly. You can choose to disclose something anonymously or provide us with your details and we will put you in touch with one of our support team to talk to you about what's happened and the options available to you.
Making a disclosure via Report + Support does not mean you have to make a formal report or complaint to the College, however we can help you make a formal report if you want to the College to look at taking further action.
Bullying, harassment and discrimination
Our Student Harassment Support Contacts (HSC) are Imperial staff who have received specialist training so that they can talk to you if you've experienced bullying, harassment or discrimination. They offer confidential, non-judgmental support to all students. A Student HSC can help you understand what support options are available to you. This includes informal resolutions, making a formal report, or accessing specialist support. And if you decide not to take any further action they can provide support through listening and providing you a space to talk. You can contact the team directly by email email@example.com or get in touch through Report + Support
Sexual Violence Liaison Officers
We have a team of Sexual Violence Liaison Officers (SVLOs) who have received specialist training to support students who have experienced sexual violence. They are trained to talk to you if it is the first time you've told anyone, if something has happened to you very recently, or if you experienced sexual violence in the past.
SVLOs are not therepeutic counsellors however they can talk to you about a range of specialist and long term support options with you, so that you can make a choice about what's best for you at this time. They offer confidential and non-judgemental listening and provide information and support if you want to access formal procedures like Disciplinary action or reporting to the police. An SVLO can support you regardless of whether the incident of sexual violence happened on or off-campus, or whether it was recent or in the past, and whether it involved other Imperial students, staff or anyone else. You can contact the team directly by email firstname.lastname@example.org or get in touch through Report + Support
Not sure where to go for support?
We understand that it can be a bit overwhelming when you need support and you're not sure where to start. We're here to make accessing support as simple as possible for you. If you're not sure who to contact for support you can email us through email@example.com and we'll guide you through making a disclosure. If you choose to make a named disclosure, you will be contacted by one of our team members directly who will ensure you get the right support.
You are not alone
Sexual Violence Liaison Officers
Sexual violence is unwanted sexual activity that takes place without a person's full and informed consent. If you have experienced sexual violence, Imperial has a team of Sexual Violence Liaison Officers (SVLOs) who can provide you with confidential 1-2-1 support and information. Disclosing or reporting sexual violence is a very personal choice and our SVLOs will guide you through your options in a sensitive and non-judgmental way.
Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about our SVLOs
Student Harassment Support Contacts
The College has a number of trained Student Harassment Support Contacts (HSCs) who are here to listen and signpost you to relevant specialist support if you have experienced bullying, harassment or discrimination. Everyone's experience is different and you will be supported in a way that is right for you. A Student HSC will help you understand the next steps you can take.
Contact us via email at email@example.com.
Find out more about our Student HSCs
Report & Support
Acts of bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct are not acceptable. The College's Report + Support tool enables all students and staff to tell the College about experiences of bullying, harassment or sexual misconduct. You can disclose something anonymously or ask to be put in contact with someone. If you disclosure something via Report + Support tool this does not mean you have made a formal report to the College, however our support team can help you to make a formal report if you wish to do so.
Find out more about Report and Support