An open and accountable study environment
Examples of behavior that contributes to creating a positive environment include:
- Using welcoming and inclusive language
- Being respectful of differing viewpoints and experiences
- Gracefully accepting constructive criticism
- Focusing on what is best for the community
Examples of unacceptable behavior include:
- Sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying, violence or violent behavior of any kind
- Publishing others' private information, such as a physical or electronic address, without explicit permission
- Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a professional setting
Discrimination and harassment - where to report
In case of sexual harassment, read ITU's sexual harassment policy for information on how and where to report.
Any case of discrimination and harassment, based on gender, age, physical ability, religion, sexual orientation, ethnicity or national origin and that is not covered by ITU's sexual harassment policy may be reported.
Students should turn to the student counselors (email@example.com or +42 7218 5240) to report instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise discriminatory behavior from other students or from staff members. Students are encouraged to contact the counselors as early as they feel comfortable. Complaints filed by students will be reported to the Head of Studies. Students can also contact the Head of Studies, Stine Gotved (firstname.lastname@example.org or +45 7218 5321), directly with a complaint if they so prefer.
The complaints can be filed anonymously if necessary. All complaints will be reviewed and investigated and will result in a response that is deemed necessary and appropriate to the circumstances. The Head of Studies has the responsibility to handle the issues.
The Student Counselors and Head of Studies are obligated to maintain confidentiality with regard to the reporter of an incident.
Please note that certain cases of positive discrimination (or affirmative action) are allowed and regulated by the Danish law through a statutory instrument, the Executive Order on initiatives to promote gender equality (Access to Equal Opportunities Initiatives Without Exemption). When a group of people is particularly underrepresented in an activity or field, initiatives to counter inequality are encouraged. According to § 2 of the executive order, "it is legal to establish courses etc. for one sex, if it promotes equality between men and women". This applies for example to specific activities such as the IT Camp for Girls organized by ITU.