Harassment & Sexual Misconduct

The College affirms its commitment to providing an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination, and the right of all members to be treated with dignity and respect.

Wolfson College is dedicated to creating and maintaining a safe and welcoming community, in which all may thrive.  All members of the College community have an individual and a collective responsibility to promote a culture of inclusivity, underpinned by mutual respect and consideration.  Any form of harassment or sexual misconduct is contrary to the values and ideals of our shared community.

The College has adopted the University’s Code of Conduct on harassment and sexual misconduct, and it shares the University’s commitment to  zero tolerance of harassment and sexual misconduct

The University’s initiative on Breaking The Silence offers students multiple routes for reporting experiences of harassment and/or sexual misconduct, as well as links to a wide range of support services.

Any student affected by harassment, discrimination or sexual misconduct should consult their Tutor or  one of the the College’s two  Discrimination and Harassment Contacts:  Dr Susan Larsen (Senior Tutor) and Dr Lesley MacVinish (Admissions Tutor). 

The College will treat any allegation of harassment, discrimination or sexual misconduct seriously. in accord with its  Policy on Harassment and Sexual Misconduct.

Sources of help and support

Within College

Your Tutor, the College Nurse, College Porters, the Senior Tutor, the College Counsellor, or WCSA welfare officers.

External Sources

Students’ Unions Advice Service

University Counselling Service

Students affected by sexual misconduct of any kind are encouraged to consult with the University's Sexual Assault and Harassment Advisor.

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre offers support to those who identify as women and non-binary who have experienced rape, childhood sexual abuse, or any other form of sexual violence. 

SARC - Sexual Assault Referral Centre

The University has produced guidance for students who have been affected by harassment or sexual misconduct.  It gives information about things you might want to consider to help you make an informed choice about what to do.

Independent Sexual Violence Advisors offer confidential advice and support to both males and females who have been the victims of sexual violence.

The Elms SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) is a dedicated centre in Hinchingbrooke, providing a comprehensive service to men, women and children who have been raped or sexually assaulted recently or in the past.

The CUSU Women’s Campaign have created a map of safe spaces in Cambridge at night, providing information about opening times for Porters' Lodges and other safe venues across the city.

This form enables you to report harassment and sexual misconduct anonymously, for statistical purposes only. It can be used by anyone; staff, student or visitor to the University and you can report on behalf of yourself or on behalf of someone else. It will not ask for any personal identifiable details about you or any other person involved in the incident.

Discounted safety products are available from CUSU.

Breaking the Silence

Wolfson Breaking the Silence from Wolfson College, Cambridge on Vimeo.