ISS Code of Conduct & Counselling Team
- ISS prohibits any form of discrimination against any person on the basis of race or ethnicity, colour, class, gender, religion or beliefs, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital or partnership status, pregnancy, citizenship or immigration status, or any other applicable in the University policies and regulations.
- ISS is committed to provide a learning, living, and working environment free from discrimination and harassment and to fostering an inclusive and vibrant community founded upon the fundamental dignity and worth of all of its members.
- Consistent with this commitment, and with Dutch legislation, it is the policy of ISS not to tolerate unlawful discriminatory acts or harassment in any form and to provide those who feel that they are targets of such with mechanisms for seeking help.
ISS prides itself on its diversity, international orientation, and commitment to social justice, including gender justice.
Nevertheless — as in any other academic institution — ISS is not free of situations of (sexual) harassment), violence and discrimination.
Therefore, we have formed a counselling team that seeks to contribute to a welcoming, safe, and inclusive environment for all members of our community.
What we can offer
We are trained as confidential counsellors to support anyone who has been confronted with unwanted behaviour in their study or work environment at ISS, including:
• Unequal treatment/discrimination
• Harassment (sexual or otherwise)
• Aggressive behaviour and/or violence
If there is a situation in which you feel mocked, discriminated, or harassed, for instance in relation to your gender identity or expression, sexuality, race or ethnicity, socio-economic background, geographical origin or religion, please don’t hesitate to come to us.
If you felt really bad about something that happened to you, but you are not sure if it fits one of the situations described here, please also come to talk to us.
While we offer support and confidential counselling on an individual level, we also take a collective, proactive, and preventive approach to maintaining a positive and inclusive work environment within the ISS community.
As part of this, we plan various awareness-raising activities throughout the year and hope to work closely together with the different ISS Scholas teams.