Making a choice

“LSE stands for respect, consent and providing support for our students.”
– Minouche Shafik, LSE Director

As a School, we are committed to addressing issues surrounding consent and harassment. Together, we are continuing to develop a community that is diverse, equitable and truly inclusive.

‘Making a Choice’ refers to the decisions we make every day, at university or in our personal lives, that impact other people. It is the choice we make to treat others with respect, stepping in when we see something that doesn’t look right, and having the courage to report incidents. Watch our video to hear more from School leadership and LSE Students’ Union about the choice we are making as a School community.

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Choose respect

We all make choices daily, from big decisions to small actions. Do you stop to think about the choices you make and their impact?

Everyone deserves to be treated with respect and dignity, and have a safe environment in which to work, study and live. All members of LSE have a duty to uphold this, as set out in the Student Charter and the Ethics Code. We all play a role in building a safe and welcoming institution for everyone at LSE.

Choose to act

Help us to end bullying and harassment. If you hear something offensive, or witness a problematic situation, are you prepared to step in? In difficult situations we often assume that someone else will do something - if we all assume someone else will step in, nothing happens.

We can all try to act on our values in a way that is safe and appropriate – not leave it to someone else. ‘Positive Intervention’ describes a safe, positive response to a problem or situation by someone who is a bystander. You can learn more about consent, respect and positive intervention by completing the Consent Matters course on Moodle.

LSE has been proactive in tackling violence against women, harassment and hate crime affecting university students, issues on which Universities UK reported in 2016.

If you need to access to support, please visit our 'Sources of support' page.

Choose to report

Harassment of any kind has no place on our campus. If you experience, or are witness to, harassment you can speak to a Safe Contact for support, or report it via the online form Report it. Stop it.