Reporting Sexual Misconduct
4th June 2020
University of The Bahamas (UB) is actively committed to a learning and working environment in which all individuals – students, faculty, staff and the wider community – are treated with respect and dignity. Accordingly, the University does not condone sexual misconduct of any kind including sexual harassment, abuse, assault and exploitation. These actions are strictly prohibited, and where substantiated, are subject to disciplinary action and potentially legal repercussions.
Recently, allegations of purported inappropriate behavior have surfaced on social media. To be clear, the University has zero tolerance for sexual impropriety. There are established policies and protocols to govern appropriate behavior and report allegations of sexual misconduct including the Policy on Sexual Harassment and Misconduct. There are also protocols and procedures which outline disciplinary and response measures including the Offences and Sanctions Student Code of Conduct and the Administrative Process for Student Discipline. More importantly, health services, confidential counselling and psychological services are also available to support victims of trauma. Know that you do not have to deal with trauma alone. Contact Counselling and Psychological Services via email CAPS@ub.edu.bs or the Academic Counselling and Advisement hotline at 427-1772.
If you, or anyone you know, has been the victim of a sexual offense, please seek help. You can make an official report with the Office of Campus Police and Security (if the matter occurs on campus or involves a member of the UB community). Additionally, any member of the university community (including, staff, faculty, students) with a complaint of sexual harassment should promptly report the matter to the Sexual Complaints Officer via email HarassmentComplaints@ub.edu.com. All reports are thoroughly investigated. Students can also channel concerns, complaints and reports of sexual misconduct to the Office of the Dean of Students via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Members of the university community are encouraged to review the University’s policies and procedures and use the resources that are available.
Office of University Relations
University of The Bahamas
2nd Floor, Michael H. Eldon Complex
Oakes Field Campus
P.O. Box N-4912
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tel: (242) 302-4355/4354/4365
Chartered on 10th November 2016, University of The Bahamas (UB) is a beacon for national transformation. Approximately 5,000 students are enrolled in the University of The Bahamas system which includes campuses and centres on New Providence, Grand Bahama, San Salvador and Abaco, as well as UB online education. UB’s diverse academic programmes, research engagements, athletics and leadership development experiences equip our students to become global citizens in a dynamic world. For more information, visit www.ub.edu.bs.