Reporting & Supporting  

In cases of racial discrimination, when you are ready to share your experience, we encourage you to come forward to let us know something has happened. There are various options available for you to raise concerns, inform the university about the incident, and work towards resolution. 

Reports of racial discrimination will be handled with utmost seriousness, objectivity, and consideration for the rights and sensitivities of all parties involved. 

Reporting Anonymously 

Speak Out is an online anonymous reporting tool available to all students and staff to disclose incidents of bullying, cyberbullying, harassment, discrimination, hate crime, coercive behaviour / control, stalking, assault, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and rape. 

The information you provide using this tool is valuable as the data collated will help inform initiatives aimed at addressing bullying, harassment and ending sexual violence and harassment at the University of Galway. It is important to remember that as the Speak Out reporting tool is completely anonymous, there is no way of identifying or contacting any member of the university community who uses the tool. Access the Speak Out here. 

A comprehensive list of internal and external supports can also be found on the Speak Out page by clicking here: Supports. 

Submitting a report through Speak Out ensures complete anonymity, and the university will not initiate contact with you. It's important to note that the Speak Out tool does not allow for naming the reported party. To identify the reported party, it is necessary to complete a formal report. Further details can be found below. 

Reporting - Formally 

At the University of Galway, we strongly encourage individuals who have experienced racial discrimination to make a formal report. 

If you wish to report an incident formally, please refer to the following: 

QA152 Equal Opportunities Policy

The policy outlines the procedures involved in a formal investigation. 

The University of Galway provides Support Services to assist individuals who have experienced inappropriate behavior, as well as those who have been accused. If you are facing issues, it is crucial to talk to someone and access the available supports. Further information can be found here.