Statement on Fair Conduct at the South Asia Institute
Heidelberg University condemns all forms of discrimination, vilification, bullying and stalking. Such acts are forbidden. In addition, they constitute a violation of obligations under labour law, public service law, civil service law and university law, which will be penalised accordingly. These are laid down in the “Senate Guideline of Fair Conduct”.
The South Asia Institute aims to create a collegial and rich academic environment for researchers, staff, guests and students alike. Accordingly, the SAI has committed to a zero-tolerance approach to harassment, including sexual and gender-based harassment, but also discrimination, bullying and stalking.
Members of the SAI community can report infractions of behaviour to any of the in-house contacts listed below, as confidential persons to turn to for action on cases of sexual and gender-based harassment, racism, discrimination, bullying, or stalking. The below contacts are trained in how to deal with complaints, and know when to escalate the issue to the University’s Equal Opportunities Office, or the Police, for action.