The Respect @ EPFL Campaign
Respect is a central value in the life of our school. Students, teachers, doctoral students, staff members: every day, through our attitude, let’s foster a culture of inclusion, dialogue, responsibility and kindness to put a stop to inappropriate behavior!
In the framework of the Task Force Harassment A-Z & Promoting a Culture of Respect, a communication campaign has been launched at the start of the September 2021 academic year and is going on over 2022–2023.
At the start of the academic year in September 2023, the Trust Point application went live. Trust Point is the gateway to the Trust and Support Network (TSN). In addition to directing each person to the right services according to their profile, the app offers definitions in video format of the main psychosocial risks such as harassment, discrimination, etc. On-campus posters promote this new tool.
Respect is a multifaceted value – and promoting it requires a holistic approach. This will be the focus of our awareness campaign for the new school year. While tackling harassment remains a priority, we also want to stress that taking care of yourself and the environment is just as important in making EPFL a great place to work and study.
About 15 posters focusing on the various resources available on campus related to self-respect, respect for others, and respect for the environment will be gradually deployed on campus during the fall 2022 semester.
Six posters featuring results from the 2021 Harassment, Violence, and Discrimination Survey were deployed in A2 format on campus in December 2021 and the spring 2022 semester.
The pillars of respect
At the start of the fall 2021 academic year, the six pillars of respect were affirmed in a big way on campus. These values remain the foundation of the Respect campaign.
Mugs, cups and tote bags from the Respect campaign are available at the EPFL boutique (online and on campus).