Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Harassment in GMIT
In April 2019, the ‘Framework for Consent in Higher Education Institutions: Safe, Respectful, Supportive and Positive – Ending Sexual Violence and Harassment in Irish Higher Education Institutions’ was launched. The Framework aims to ensure the creation of an institutional campus culture which is safe, respectful and supportive.
A GMIT Working Group on Preventing and Responding to Sexual Misconduct and Harassment was established in January 2021. This group has developed a four-year Action Plan which sets out institutional actions that will address sexual misconduct and harassment and outlines GMIT's commitment to implementing the Consent Framework. The VP for Academic Affairs and Registrar has responsibility at executive level for the implementation of GMIT’s Action Plan for Preventing and Responding to Sexual Violence and Harassment.
This action plan sets out institutional actions, for both staff and students, that will address sexual misconduct and harassment under 4 key outcomes:
Institutional Processes: Recording
Institutional Processes: Policy
Advice and support
You may not want to report an incident and that is okay.
Our Counsellors, the Galway/Mayo Rape Crisis Centres and the Sexual Assault Treatment Units are still able to support you.
HSE - Where to find a Sexual Assault Treatment Unit
24 Hour Helplines
Samaritans: 116 123
Pieta House: 1800 247 247
Text ‘GMIT’ to 50808 to be connected with a trained volunteer, 50808 is anonymous, free and available 24/7