The university protects me

To address various violence and discrimination, the University created a listening and support relay in 2019.

La Rochelle Université has a duty to listen to and support its students and to protect them in situations of discrimination, harassment, and violence. To this end, a listening and support relay has been set up in 2019 for the student community.


Say “no”

  • Get out of the silence, report yourself or report if you are a witness
  • Do not isolate yourself when you are a victim.
  • Show solidarity if you are a witness.
  • Do not wait to react: in some situations, evidence is difficult to find.
  • Talk about the University protects me listening relay around you.


The listening and support relay allows you to report in complete confidentiality to the 4 members of the relay, composed of

  • The vice-president of quality of life at work and equality
  • The director of studies and university life
  • The vice-president of training and university life
  • The Deputy Director General of Services


Once the report is made, the listening relay commits to :

  • To take care of the request made via email within 72 hours (except vacations and administrative closure). When the university is closed or on vacation, you can quickly report the problem by scanning the QR codes on the stickers placed behind the doors of the university’s toilets, university restaurants and CROUS residences. This will put you in touch with a person trained to listen to victims or witnesses of violence.
  • Receive the student who has made a request, reassure him or her, and direct him or her to the appropriate authority or authorities to help and support him or her in any steps that may be taken (university health service, police, association, etc.).
  • To provide a written response finalizing the request made, regardless of its content.

If the listening and support relay is informed of serious and proven acts (with evidence), it can contact the police, the court, or the gendarmerie in accordance with article 40 of the code of criminal procedure. Thus, the complainant will be kept informed, or will be encouraged to file a complaint if he/she feels able to do so, while offering a psychological follow-up.

The aim of the relay is to reassure the witnesses and victims, and to seek with them the solutions adapted to their request. The final decision on the actions to be taken rests with the President of the University.

In the event that a situation of harassment or discrimination is not recognized, but the report was made in good faith, appropriate support will be provided to put an end to the situation. If it is proven that the report was made falsely in order to harm others, a disciplinary procedure may be initiated, as well as a criminal procedure (complaint for defamation or slander).

Sexual and Gender-Based Violence – Guide for Trainees and Apprentices

As part of its egalitarian policy and, in particular, its fight against sexual and gender-based violence and harassment, La Rochelle Université is committed to protecting trainees and apprentices in the workplace and raising their awareness of the issues surrounding SGBV.

To help trainees and apprentices, as well as the teachers who supervise them, the University Health Service drafted this simplified but comprehensive guide to give students and teachers a number of tips.

The guide includes:

  • simple definitions (SGBV, harassment, etc.);
  • legal and regulatory framework;
  • internal (University) and external (partners, associations) resources and contacts, to whom trainees and apprentices can turn to in complete confidence and confidentiality.

Read the Sexual and Gender-Based Violence – Guide for Trainees and Apprentices