When students encounter discrimination, harassment and sexual misconduct, they can choose to disclose or report to staff from Voices@SMU, which is part of Student Services Hub.
The Unit’s trained staff will provide emotional and practical support, and work with our counsellors from Mrs Wong Kwok Leong Student Wellness Centre to help you.
Staff will also assist you in considering reporting options - which may include reporting to the University to expedite processes within SMU’s Student Disciplinary Code.
Voices@SMU is based on the principle of respect for all. In the process of advising and counselling, our staff strives to:
All disclosures or reports will be treated with paramount confidentiality.
This means that all communication with our staff will not be shared with anyone, including your schools, or family members, without your explicit permission, so long as there is no imminent danger*.
*There may be instances when you, a peer, or someone else may be at significant risk of harm, and we may need to share pertinent information with respective authorities. When such occasions arise, we will discuss this with you first to seek your understanding on the implications of such situations.
Mrs Wong Kwong Leong Student Wellness Centre (MWKLSWC)
The Mrs Wong Kwong Leong Student Wellness Centre (MWKLSWC) has compiled a list of self-help resources on how to cope with traumatic events. The Centre has experienced counsellors trained to deal with sexual harassment and assault/violence incidences.
SMU Pro Bono Centre Legal Clinic
The Clinic is administered by the Pro Bono Centre with the help of volunteer lawyers and SMU Law students.
PAVE’s trained staff provide advice to those who have faced harassment/assault involving family members or partners.
AWARE Sexual Assault Care Centre
AWARE’s trained staff provide advice to those who have faced sexual assault or feel unsure about a sexual encounter.
Singapore Police Force
Report cases to the police immediately if you feel that you are a victim of sexual harassment or assault/violence, or are in a dangerous situation.
Sexual harassment and assault/violence abroad
If an incident has happened in another country and you are still there, contact the local police immediately, seek medical help if necessary, and contact the nearest Singapore Embassy as soon as possible for assistance.
Samaritans of Singapore (SOS)
Institute of Mental Health
Counselling and Care Centre
Singapore Legal Advice – one-stop portal to help you look for legal information and connect with a lawyer
Legal Aid Bureau – to engage a legal aid Lawyer
Statutes of Singapore Online – an online resource to view all of Singapore’s statutes
Aware Sexual Assault Care Centre – understand more what is sexual assault and information on what to do and where to seek legal and medical help after experiencing an incident
Legal Clinics – resource to consult with lawyers for legal advice