At the University of Sheffield we have a zero tolerance policy towards hate crime and ask that all forms of it are reported.
A hate crime is any crime that is targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability. This can include abuse, name-calling, assault, blackmail, harassment, intimidation, bullying or exploitation.
At the University of Sheffield we have a zero tolerance policy towards hate crime and ask that all forms of it are reported. By reporting incidents, you can help us provide support to those who need it and to understand where we need to focus our efforts when it comes to prevention.
A training module "Hate Crime In Higher Education" is available for all students and staff via Blackboard (University login required) The training has been developed to demonstrate how hate, hostility and harassment affect students within higher education and to help universities tackle these issues more effectively.
How do I report a hate crime on campus?
If you have been a victim of hate crime or have witnessed a hate crime take place it is important to let us know. This information is also applicable to staff and students. In the first instance we recommended reporting it to Security Services.
Once a report has been made to Security Services, we can then report it formally to the Police. No action will be taken by the police unless the victim wishes them to do so.
The Student Advice Centre is an official hate crime reporting centre. Call: +44 114 222 8660 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you prefer, you can report a hate crime directly to South Yorkshire Police, either online or by visiting your local police station.