Molecular Biology Human Genetics
Welcome to Stellenbosch University

​​​​​​​​​​Division of Molecular Biology and Human Gene​​tics​​ ​

SUPPORT SERVICES


DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT

Stellenbosch University has a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of discrimination or harassment. Discrimination may include but is not limited to racism, sexism, transphobia, homophobia, xenophobia or ableism.​ Sexual harassment is defined as a form of discrimination on the grounds of gender, sexual orientation or sexuality; it is unwanted and may be experienced as an expression of power, authority or control of a sexual nature; it creates a hostile environment that prevents those concerned from learning or working to capacity.​

Anyone (student or staff member) can report unfair discrimination and harassment incidents on the newly launched online case management reporting platform spearhead by the Equality Unit​ within the Centre for Student Counselling and Development​. This web-based platform allows complainants to report incidents, transgressions and complaints effortlessly, confidentially and safely.​

The platform assists in:
• providing a clear picture of potential risks;
• integrating existing data and information into a centralised database;
• creating focused awareness and understanding of matters reported; and​
• enabling complainants to make informed decisions and access support services.
 
To lodge a complaint, visit https://ciims.sun.ac.za/ReportingPage/

Staff and students can still report incidents through the Unit's walk-in service or via unfair@sun.ac.za​ but are encouraged to make use of the web-based platform.

The Equality Unit's services are rendered and complaint mechanisms provided in accordance with Stellenbosch University's Policy on Unfair Discrimination and Harassment and applicable national legislation.​​​