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NAFA takes a zero-tolerance stance against all acts of sexual misconduct in any form—physical, verbal, in writing or via electronic means such as through email, texts or the social media platforms. To ensure that NAFA remains a safe learning environment for students, all reported incidents will be managed appropriately and in a timely manner.

The resources on this website provide assistance and support for students who are victims of sexual misconduct.

Understanding Sexual Misconduct

Sexual misconduct refers to a range of unwelcome acts or behaviours of a sexual nature committed by force, intimidation, manipulation without consent or when the recipient is incapable of giving consent whether due to fear, incapacitation, unconsciousness, intoxication, a drug-induced state or any other reasons.

Acts of sexual misconduct can be perpetrated by or against anyone, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, or relationship between complainants and respondents.

Sexual misconduct includes, but is not limited to the following examples:

  1. Sexual assault
    • Kissing or hugging another person without consent
    • Touching or brushing against another person’s body part(s) inappropriately without consent
    • Butt-slapping
    • Unwanted advances of a sexual nature
    • Acts of voyeurism (which can include taking up-skirt photographs, and making, possessing and distributing unwarranted voyeuristic recordings)
    • Engaging in sexual activity in public or online
    • Using force, coercion or manipulation to make an individual engage in acts of a sexual nature
    • Attempting to engage in sexual intercourse or sexual acts without consent
    • Engaging in sexual intercourse or sexual acts without consent
    • Exposing one’s genitals or other private body parts with intent to cause humiliation, alarm or distress
  2. Sexual harassment
    • Making or sending unwanted suggestive or lewd remarks or jokes of a sexual nature
    • Requesting for sexual favours
    • Stalking or persistent unwanted attention causing harassment, alarm or distress
    • Disseminating nude or revealing photographs or images with intent to cause embarrassment or distress
    • Disseminating sexual or intimate materials without consent

Responding to Sexual Misconduct

  • Complainant refers to a person who alleges that he/she has been subjected to a form of sexual misconduct.
  • Respondent refers to a person alleged to have committed an act of sexual misconduct against the complainant.

The complainant (NAFA student) can make a report of sexual misconduct via the following options:
  1. Disclosure to a NAFA staff member for support
    This could be done in writing (e.g. email) or in person to a staff member who could include, but not limited to the Dean of School, Vice Dean of Programme, Lecturer, Registrar (Office of Student Affairs), Head (Office of Student Care) or School Counsellor.

    The staff member will advise and counsel the complainant on possible options that he/she can take, as well as seek an informal resolution (e.g. an apology) if the act does not constitute a criminal offence by law.

  2. Lodge a formal report to NAFA
    This could be done via the Sexual Misconduct Incident Report Form which is available on the NAFA StudentNet here. Please note that lodging a formal report will initiate the investigation procedures, which is different from a disclosure to a staff member of NAFA as indicated in (a) above.

    Upon receipt of a formal report, a staff member will reach out to the complainant to guide him/her with the necessary procedures leading up to the investigation. A Panel comprising senior NAFA staff members will be formed to carry out the investigation process.

  3. Make an official police report
    The complainant may choose to make an official police report which will involve investigations and possible prosecution of the respondent under Singapore law.

  4. Seek external advice and/or counselling
    The complainant may seek external support and advice if he/she does not wish to disclose the matter to NAFA. Examples of external support includes:

Safeguarding Yourself and Others

You may reach out to us if you need further assistance or clarifications at:

Office of Student Care
NAFA Campus 1, Wing A, Level 2
Opening hours: 9am to 6pm, Mondays to Fridays (excluding Public Holidays)
Email: [email protected]
Hotline: 6512 6140