What you have told us and what we have done

The University received 44 reports via Report and Support for the academic year 2022–2023 as opposed to 31 reports for the previous academic year.  
In 55% of the reports, the student reported the incident to an adviser; in these circumstances, the student left contact information so they could receive a follow-up email with further details and help. 45 percent of the reports were anonymous. 
Eight reports were sent by people who weren't students, including staff members or worried family members. Students made up the majority of the reports.
The reports cover a wide range of concerns, including inappropriate comments, noise complaints, bullying, harassment, and sexual misconduct. Specifically, there are 15 reports related to harassment, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, as well as 11 reports related to hate crimes. In cases where concerns are raised about a club or society, the Student Casework team collaborates with the Students' Union to address the issue and potentially impose sanctions on the involved parties. For concerns regarding University accommodation, the accommodation team may be involved to take appropriate actions.
 Anonymous reporting plays a crucial role in understanding the challenges faced by our students, allowing us to better address them. While we may take direct action in certain instances, such as arranging a security presence in problem areas on campus, often the information helps us plan a broader response. As a result, we have provided self-help resources on topics like bystander intervention, consent, drugs and alcohol awareness, and hate crime awareness, which can be found Welfare training and courses | York St John University (yorksj.ac.uk).

In addition to providing support, the Student Casework team may initiate disciplinary action against a student based on their behaviour under the Student-Disciplinary-Policy-and-Procedure-2324.pdf (yorksj.ac.uk). However, it's important to note that anonymous complaints typically cannot be the sole basis for disciplinary action, as transparency regarding the allegations is necessary. 
Out of the reports received, 9 were referred to Casework for disciplinary action. Among these, two resulted in a level 2 disciplinary case, three led to a level 1 disciplinary case, three were not pursued due to the reporter's decision, and one report was referred to the police. The remaining reports were addressed through University support and advice mechanisms.
 We greatly appreciate the courage of those who have shared their experiences with us. If you require support or wish to receive direct follow-up from the University, we encourage you to use the "report to an adviser" option so that we can provide a response tailored to your needs. Our advisers are available to assist you in making informed decisions about your next steps.


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