Medicine Hat College supports the development of a vibrant, healthy, respectful, inclusive and harassment-free environment. As a responsible member of the college community your behaviour should support the college's goal of providing that for everyone.
The college provides access to people trained to resolve issues of harassment and discrimination. If you have any questions or concerns the Human Rights Advisor will provide you with confidential advice and support.
1. Reject stereotypes, prejudice and discrimination
• Treat people equally
• Learn about others and explore differences
• Avoid labeling others as different
2. Speak out for a respectful environment
• Make people feel valued and avoid a culture of blame
• Understand other people’s point of view
• Do not tolerate bullying, derogatory or inappropriate behaviour or language
3. Use humor appropriately
• Use humor to relieve stress and build relationships
• Don’t use humor at the expense of others
4. Avoid gossip and ignore rumors
• Minimize social exclusion, stress and concern by avoiding gossip
• Don’t talk about others behind their backs
5. Handle conflicts productively
• Explain your thoughts and feelings openly and be willing to talk with others
• Avoid passive behaviour
If you are being harassed or discriminated against:
1. Speak to the person directly and request the behaviour stop.
2. If this is difficult or uncomfortable, ask for some assistance from an advisor, counselor, student association representative, peer support, faculty association, union representative, instructor, supervisor, manager, dean or director.
3. Speak to the human rights advisor, who can assist you with how to proceed with the issue or complaint.
4. Remember, you don’t have to tolerate harassment or discrimination in any form. There are people at Medicine Hat College who are trained to help and support you.
5. If you are told your behaviour is harassing, bullying or discriminatory evaluate what you are doing and ask for some help and support to change it.
Alberta Human Rights Commission
United Nations Observances
For more information:
Marie Wanty, Human Rights Advisor
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