Inappropriate behaviour

Utrecht University thinks it is important to have a safe social climate for all students and employees. We treat each other with respect. Nevertheless, students or employees might be approached in a way that is inappropriate to them. Inappropriate behaviour includes, but is not limited to: (sexual) harassment, discrimination, agression, violence or bullying.

Actions against inappropriate behaviour

Which actions can students and employees take to end inappropriate behaviour? We expect an active contribution from every student and employee that is not limited to just their own behaviour, but also includes being attentive to every form of inappropriate behaviour.


Utrecht University has documented which ranges for behaviour and reflection are observed for students and employees in its Code of Conduct. The university has a Code of Conduct on Inappropriate Behaviour to prevent and combat inappropriate behaviour. There are also specific regulations for reporting intimidation, aggression, violence and discrimination.