Preventing all types of harassment

Preventing all types of harassment

Osaka University's Goal: ZERO Harassment!

In order to maintain an environment supportive of education, research, and work, Osaka University works to prevent and eliminate all forms of harassment.

The Act on General Promotion of Labor Policy was revised in June 2020, enhancing measures to prevent harassment in the workplace.

In accordance with this revision, the university will take an even stricter stance against harassment in order to foster and maintain a healthy and comfortable campus environment free of harassment.

Three principles of harassment prevention measures at Osaka University:

  1. Don't overlook it
  2. Don't allow it
  3. Deal with it strictly

Harassment takes many forms. We aim to eliminate these 4!

  • Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment refers to any unwanted sexual comments or behavior by a faculty, staff, or student directed at another faculty, staff, student, or other person -- unwanted sexual comments or behavior that takes advantage of the relationship(s) between the offender and victim.

  • Maternity/Child-Rearing Harassment

Maternity/Child-Rearing Harassment refers to any unwanted comments or behavior by a faculty, staff, or student directed at another faculty, staff, student, or other individual regarding pregnancy, childbirth, leave taken due to pregnancy, childbirth, child-rearing, or long-term care of a family member, or use of other related systems or measures.

  • Academic Harassment

Academic harassment refers to any inappropriate and unfair comments or behavior by faculty, staff, or student about another individual’s research, education, or study -- comments and behavior unfairly and inappropriately taking advantage of the offender’s official position, authority, or relationship(s) with the victim.

  • Power Harassment

Primarily a labor issue, power harassment refers to any inappropriate and unfair comments or behavior by faculty or staff about the work of another faculty or staff member -- comments or behavior unfairly and inappropriately taking advantage of the offender’s official position, authority, or relationship(s) with the victim.

Do You Need Immediate Help? You can speak with a counselor at the Harassment Counseling Office.

Harassment Counseling Offices

• Visitors to Harassment Counseling Offices will receive advice and support from counseling experts. These counseling experts are here to protect your reputation and privacy, so you can breathe easy when making use of the services at Harassment Counseling Offices

• If you wish to receive counseling, we ask that you confirm the days and hours of operation listed below and call us to make a reservation. Note that we cannot answer the phone during a counseling session, so please call back later if there is no answer.

• You can also receive counseling from campus-wide counselors selected from each department on campus. These counselors can provide counseling to anyone regardless of affiliation.

Hours of Operation

Toyonaka Campus

*Counseling also available in English.

Room

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thur.

Fri.

Harassment Counseling Office 1 Room #704, 7F, Interdisciplinary Research Building 06-6850-5029

11:30 ~ 13:00

10:00 ~ 13:00

12:00 ~ 15:00

11:00 ~ 14:00

10:00 ~ 13:00

Harassment Counseling Office 2

2F, Data Station, Cybermedia Center 06-6850-6006

  

12:30 ~ 18:30

  

Harassment Counseling Office 3
2F, East Stairwell, Health and Counseling Center
06-6850-6505

10:00 ~ 13:00

    

Suita Campus

*Counseling also available in English.

RooM

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thur.

Fri.

Harassment Counseling Office 1

Room #1311, 3F, Division of Nursing

Building 1

06-6879-6981 Consultations for all types of harassment

10:00 ~ 13:00

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9:30 ~ 12:30*
15:30 ~18:30

15:30 ~18:30

11:00 ~ 14:00
15:00 ~18:00

Harassment Counseling Office 2

Room #1312, 3F, Division of Nursing

Building 1

06-6879-6982 Male counselor (power harassment,

academic harassment)

13:30 ~ 16:30*

9:30 ~ 13:00*
14:00 ~ 16:15*

**Open for conseilng on the dates liosted below.

9:30 ~ 12:30*

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** Open from 13:30~16:30 on April 27, May 25, June 29, July 20, August 31, and September 28 for counseling regarding all types of harassment.

Minoh Campus

*Counseling also available in English.

ROOM

Mon.

Tue.

Wed.

Thur.

Fri.

Harassment Counseling Office, 1F, Research and Education Hub

072-730-5112

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14:15~17:15*

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Harassment Counseling Office Newsletter

The Harassment Counseling Office Newsletter, which was first published in March 2015, provides readers with various information regarding harassment and the Harassment Counseling Office.

The column entitled "A word from our counselors," which is written by the counseling experts who provide advice to university members every day, is also featured in every issue.

*Past issues are available here.

"STOP!! Harassment" Newsletter

The "STOP!! Harassment" Newsletter is published with the aim of changing the awareness of everyone who studies and works at Osaka University from that of "harassment is unacceptable" to that of "harassment ought to be eliminated," in order to realize a better learning and working environment in which each and every member can participate to their maximum potential.

*Past issues are available here.

Other materials

Leaflet/Poster

[Updated: October 1, 2021]

You can download leaflets and posters via the links below.

The physical copy of the leaflet are not be available.

Books/DVDs regarding harassment

Books and DVDs are available for rent. Those who wish to rent these materials should contact the Counseling Office (Harassment Related Matters).

Basic policies and regulations

Guidelines

Contact

Administrative Division, Counseling Office (Harassment Related Matters), Health and Counseling Center
1-17 Machikaneyamacho, Toyonaka, Osaka 〒560-0043
Tel: 06-6850-6560 *If you wish to receive counseling, please directly call one of the Harassment Counseling Offices listed above.
E-mail: campuslifekenkou-harassment@office.osaka-u.ac.jp

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