How to seek consultation
If you would like to seek consultation
about harassment, please contact the Harassment
Prevention Committee Office. All contact
by regular mail, phone, fax and e-mail will
be responded to. You must give your name
when you meet with a counselor face to face
at the Consultation Desk for counseling,
but you don't have to give your name if
you contact the office by regular mail,
phone, fax, or e-mail. If you are hesitant,
why not make contact anonymously first,
and learn about how the system works; you
can then begin the regular counseling process
if you decide to meet with a counselor.
If you visit the office to meet with a counselor,
please make a reservation beforehand by
phone. If you make a reservation before
visiting, there will be no accidental chance
of running into another visitor and thereby
feeling embarrassed, and you can feel more
at ease about receiving counseling. The
women staff members serving as in-takers
will discuss what is troubling you. For
those on the Northern Kyushu campus, please
consult us initallly by e-mail or phone.
Harassment Prevention Committee Office
Any member of the Waseda University
community -- student, faculty member, researcher,
administrator, or other member -- will be accepted.
Other possibilities for application include both
internal and external cases of harassment that
are recognized as highly detrimental to actual
studying and working at the University, in which
the aggressor(s)/victim(s) are faculty members,
staff members, and/or regular/non-regular students
of the University. It is also possible to seek
preliminary consultation on behalf of a friend.
However, complaint processing will take place
between the counselor and the person directly
|3. How to receive an official resolution to your complaint
If you feel relieved and satisfied through receiving
counseling with the in-taker, the process will
finish there. However, in cases in which you do
not feel relieved or satisfied at this point and
want an apology from the harasser or some other
specific action, you will proceed to the next
step: applying to receive an official resolution
to your complaint. The Grievance Committee will
examine the case to determine whether or not to
file a complaint. The actual process will be as
follows: two members of the Investigation Committee,
as a general rule one female and one male member,
will hear the details directly from you, and next
from the alleged harasser in order to ascertain
the facts: then they will consider
the most desirable way to solve the problem and/or
iron out the conflict between the two parties.
Needless to say, strict confidentiality will be
maintained throughout the process and your wishes
will be given consideration to the greatest extent
Your confidentiality will be strictly kept and your privacy will be highly respected. All in-takers and all members of the Investigation Committee, as well as all members of the Harassment Prevention Committee, are legally bound not to speak of any information they have concerning consulting and counseling. As long as a victim does not wish to publicize her/his damage to the public, the information will be kept strictly confidential.
All the teachers and staff are strictly bound to keep confidential any personal information they get through their work at Waseda University, as stated in the "Regulations Concerning the Protection of Personal Information" of Waseda University. It is also prohibited to use any personal information for improper purposes.
|5. Consultation Desk (Outside Waseda University)
some examples of public organizations in Tokyo
which accept consultation concerning harassment.