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Reporting harassment and improper behavior

It is BI’s responsibility to ensure that all its students and employees feel safe and secure in their learning and working environment.

Harassment and improper behavior is not tolerated at BI under any circumstance. As a BI student or employee, it is your duty to notify bullying to the appropriate persons and ensure an inclusive, fair and safe learning environment for all.

What is bullying?

Bullying is repeated, unreasonable negative behaviour directed towards a person or group with the inability to defend themselves. Bullying is not an isolated incident.

Sexual harassment

Behaviour that constitutes sexual harassment will not be tolerated under any circumstances, neither from fellow students nor from BI staff.

What is unwelcome sexual attention and harassment?
Unwelcome sexual attention and harassment is a broad term. It can be a range of experiences with a sexual undertone; anything from an isolated remark to the other end of the scale where a person feels systematically sexually harassed.

A person that experience Sexs a violation against their integrity, can address the issue directly to the person in question, or consult others about the situation/s. What one experiences as offensive can vary from person to person.

Pursuant to section 8 of the Gender Equality Act, harassment on the grounds of sexuality and sexual harassment is prohibited. Sexual harassment means acts, omissions or expressions that seem or are intended to be offensive, intimidating, hostile, degrading or humiliating. Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual attention toward the recipient.

Responsibility to report

BI students and staff have the responsibility to create a positive learning environment. Individuals who feel victimised, or who witness such inappropriate behaviour have a duty to notify the appropriate people.

In order find successful resolutions, BI would like individuals to feel that they can openly and directly make complaints. Simultaneously, BI will ensure that all complains are treated in a sensitive and fair manner in consultation with the student.

Who you should contact?

If you have experienced bullying or harassment:

From your peer, contact:

or the health service on the student board:

  • Oslo: Sio ph.: 22 85 33 00
  • Bergen: Sammen ph: 55 54 45 00 
  • Stavanger: Sis ph: 51 83 33 00
  • Trondheim: Sit ph: 73 55 16 60

From a BI staff member, contact: