I am delighted to share that the UCD Report and Support tool is now live for members of the UCD community to use and share. This tool has been designed over many months of work with guidance from numerous UCD representatives, including myself, and it is a huge step forward in collecting data around bullying, harassment, and sexual misconduct on UCD campus.
We all know that bullying and harassment is an intolerable offense and we also know that a lot of victims, namely of sexual harassment or violence, may not be willing to come forward about their experiences or report them to an official body; be that UCD or the police.
What the Report & Support tool aims to do is help members of the UCD community, be they witnesses or victims, anonymously report experiences of bullying, harassment, or sexual harassment on campus so that we can accurately collate data on this pressing issue and then support those that may eventually come forward about their experiences. This tool is coming off the back of a lot of work and some tremendous dedication to eradicating bullying and harassment in third level. We hope that members of the UCD community, namely students, will use this tool to report any experiences of the above issues and feel better supported as a result.