Social safety is fundamental for everyone working at, studying at, or visiting UT. Respect, integrity, honesty, and consideration for others are expected on our campus and within our organisation. Together we must ensure our university continues to be a safe place. Being confronted with an unsafe situation or inappropriate behaviour can have a huge impact. If you feel unsafe, mistreated or if you have witnessed an unsafe situation, please inform people around you and try to talk about it.
Various support professionals are here to help you whenever you need it, no matter what. Our skilled and committed professionals are always there for you to listen, talk things through and to act. Decisively, respectfully and with an open mind.
I am a student. How and from whom can I get help?
Have you been affected by something or someone? And do you want information about who (or what) to turn to for help, support or counselling? Please take a look at the overview below to learn how to proceed in various (potentially) unsafe or harmful situations.
I am an employee. How and from whom can I get help?
Have you been affected by something or someone? And do you want information about who (or what) to turn to for help, support or counselling? Please take a look at the chart below to learn how to proceed in various (potentially) unsafe or harmful situations.
Ombuds officer for students and employees
Ombuds Officer Han Warmelink is here to lend a sympathetic ear, and to provide advice, guidance and mediation services. He can refer people to the appropriate authority, or he may decide to investigate the matter personally. The position of Ombuds Officer complements the confidential advisors, complaints committee, student psychologists, study advisors and the student counsellors. The Ombuds Officer is an impartial and independent professional who is available to all community members.
Integral safety management
Social safety is one component of integral safety. Integral Safety Manager Erwin Medendorp co-ordinates all safety related matters and aims to resolve these matters in collaboration with all relevant professionals. If you have a general question about social safety or do you feel you have been given unsatisfactory support, do not hesitate to reach out to Erwin.
Guidelines and codes
Our House of Integrity covers all codes of conduct, policies and guides explaining our understanding of scientific, business and social integrity. It will help you understand what UT stands for, what to expect and what is expected from all of us. Read more about this on our topic page on integrity.