Cultivation of friendship is all about respect and pardon. If you can always put yourself in other’s shoes and treat other people equally in all time, it is just a piece of cake to have nodding friends all over the world.


Respecting Others

Jokes and physical contacts are common in social interaction with friends or classmates. However, your friend may be offended, humiliated or intimidated by some of your inappropriate behavior occasionally. With reference to Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO), the following behavior including, but not limited to, in legal definition may be regarded as sexual harassment: 


· Unwelcome sexual advances – e.g. sending unwanted invitations persistently, leering at a person or at parts of his/her body, massaging a person or deliberately brushing up against another person.

· Unwelcome requests for sexual favours (Misuse of authority) – e.g. suggesting explicitly or implicitly that sexual co-operation or toleration of sexual requests may foster a person's academic results;

· Unwelcome verbal, non-verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature – e.g. making sexual jokes to others; and questioning one’s private life of sexual nature.

· Conduct of a sexual nature that creates a hostile or intimidating environment – e.g. delivering sexual or obscene remarks around the classrooms/Residential Colleges or displaying sexually offensive pictures or posters.


Under the Sex Discrimination Ordinance (SDO), sexual harassment is illegal in all education institutions and the workplace environment. Despite of an offence against the law, sexual harassment may create serious emotional consequences for the harassed individual; and which is a serious issue of the campus and the society. Others would be offended by your intended or unintended behavior; and that will definitely not be welcomed by others, so please care one’s feeling under any circumstances.


Say "No!" to Sexual Harassment to uphold the principle of equal opportunities on campus.

The College is committed to equal opportunity and to eliminate any form of discrimination against all staff members, students and other person who have dealings with the College in compliance with the Equal Opportunities Ordinances which come into force in Hong Kong. In case of possible sexual harassment, you should tell someone you trust; or report the case to HSUHK Equal Opportunity Committee immediately.


Contact members of HSUHK Equal Opportunity Committee: 






Josephine Liu

Assistant Director

(Student Services and Development)

3963 5580

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Tom Fong


(Organization Development)

3963 5101

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