SOAS University of London

Equality and Diversity Office

Respect at SOAS Policy

SOAS is committed to creating and maintaining a School-wide culture of respect as part of its commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. Under the Public Sector Equality Duty (Equality Act 2010) SOAS also has a legal duty to foster good relations between those with one or more of the 9 “protected characteristics” and others.

View the Equality and Human Rights Commission web site for further details.

Everyone (staff, students, contractors, visitors) is entitled to go about their daily business at the School or on School related business elsewhere, without being discriminated against for any reason (including having one or more of the defined protected characteristics); belittled; harassed; bullied; deliberately offended; undermined or excluded by others, be they fellow students, colleagues or academic, professional services and support staff, contractors staff or visitors.

The Respect@SOAS policy (2016) (pdf; 437kb)   is a streamlined and simplified version of the Dignity at Work policy (now withdrawn), providing an informal option to resolve issues that would otherwise be dealt with by the formal complaints and grievance procedures.

If you have any harassment, victimisation or discrimination issues you wish to discuss please contact one of our Anti-harassment Contacts. Or see "contact details" in the menu to the left of this page - you will need to scroll down to the end once you reach that page.

If you are a member of SOAS staff and would be interested in being an Anti-harassment contact, please contact the Diversity Office for further information on diversity@soas.ac.uk.

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Respect@SOAS policy (2016)

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