We are committed to creating a community that is actively supportive and opposes discrimination. We strive to create a space that is free from behaviours such as violence, abuse, bullying, harassment, sexual misconduct and all forms of discrimination. All reports are taken very seriously and we are committed to addressing issues that are raised.

We are aware that it can be difficult and stressful to be accused of inappropriate behaviour.  If you are told that a person views your own behaviour as unacceptable in some respect, you should consider:

Not panicking or taking action that you may later regret, irrespective of whether you think you have acted rightly or wrongly, it is always best to take advice first and act second.

Find out about the process that will take place, as a registered student at the University of Leeds, the complaint to the university will be made under the Dignity and Mutual Respect Policy. This would be received by the Student Cases team. You can email studentcases@leeds.ac.uk for more information. 

Accessing support, we would strongly encourage you to access advice during the investigation. Leeds University Union (LUU) Advice team are independent of the university, and an advisor can talk through the next steps.

If you are being accused of something, you may feel scared, ashamed, alone or trapped, or a sense of shock. These feelings can be hard to manage on your own. Support is available if you need to talk to someone. 


There are two ways you can tell us what happened