Sexual harassment - students
NTNU has zero tolerance for sexual harassment and other unacceptable behaviour. NTNU must be a safe place to study. This page gives you information about who you can contact if you are subjected to sexual harassment.
Norsk versjon: Seksuell trakassering - studenter
Are you an employee? See the page about sexual harassment for employees
If you experience sexual harassment/unwanted sexual attention at your place of study, help is available. In such cases, it is a good idea to write your own notes about the episode in which you describe the incident(s), the time, place, what happened and how you reacted.
If you need an informal talk about the incident(s) without any obligations, you can contact
- The student ombuds
- SiT’s health service in Trondheim | Gjøvik | Ålesund
- The University Chaplains in Trondheim and Gjøvik
Formal complaint #
If you want to submit a formal complaint against the person(s) who offended you, you can find the information you need on the website about unacceptable behaviour.
What is sexual harassment? #
Sexual harassment is defined as “unwanted sexual attention that is troublesome to the person receiving the attention.” (Section 8 of The Act relating to Gender Equality [Likestillingsloven]. An English translation is available at regjeringen.no
On the Norwegian website ung.no, sexual harassment is discussed in more detail:
‘Sexual harassment is a collective term for behaviour that can be recognized by two characteristics:
- It concerns gender, the body and sexuality. This feature distinguishes sexual harassment from other types of “bullying”.
- It feels unpleasant, degrading or threatening. This is what distinguishes sexual harassment from, for example, flirting, which also concerns gender, the body and sexuality (…)’
If you are a student at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences and do experience bullying or sexual harassment please do not hesitate to contact us. We can be contacted for an informal talk or help you if you want to submit a formal complaint.
Contacts at Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
|Student and Academic Section||Bernt Nicolai Særsten||Thea Sofie Melhuus Hojem|
|Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science - INB||Torill Naavik|
|Department of Mental Health - IPH||Marit By Rise||Toril Havn Sæther|
|Department of Public Health and Nursing - ISM||Ingeborg Olaug Kamsvåg|
|Department of Circulation and Medical Imaging - ISB||Marthe Jenssen|
|Department of Health Sciences in Gjøvik - IHG||Gro Jeppestøl Vatne|
|Department of Health Sciences in Ålesund - IHA||Rigmor Janne Eik|
|Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine - IKOM||Marit Barstad|
|Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience||Solfrid Nordtug|