Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment


Sexual Harassment can include

  • Physical – Unnecessary touching, pinching or brushing against another; assault; coercing sexual intercourse.
  • Verbal – Unwelcome sexual advances, demands for sexual favours, suggestive remarks, innuendoes or lewd comments.
  • Non-Verbal – Displays of pornographic, or sexually suggestive pictures and objects; leering. whistling or sexually suggestive gestures.

If you encounter sexual harassment in the University, you may report it to your dean, the registrar, Student Services or the Students’ Union Vice-President / WelfareOfficer.

You can also see the student counsellors in confidence and free of charge.

Useful contacts:

Galway Gay Helpline (091) 566134 (20:00-22:00 Tuesday and Thursday)
Galway Lesbian Helpline (091) 546611 (20:00-22:00 Wednesday)
Galway Rape Crisis Centre 1800 355355 (freephone) or see
An Garda Síochána (091) 538000 or for emergencies dial 999 / 112
Garda Liaisons (091) 538079 Vincent Jennings / Ciara Moran
Student Counsellors (091) 492484
Students’ Union Welfare Officer (091) 524810 extn 2747
Welfare Officer Union of Students in Ireland LGBT Rights Officer (01) 7099300
GiGsoc (
Students’ Union Equality Officer (091) 524810
TENI 085 1477166, (Transgender Equality Network)

Artice by
Chris Newell