Everyone who studies at, works at or visits LUCA should be able to feel safe and well. We expect students and staff to treat each other with respect.

We want to create a safe environment where transgressive behaviour is not tolerated. We strive for students and staff to be able to assess the risks and to discuss them.

LUCA School of Arts is a community of about 4,500 people, which counts 3,800 students and 700 staff. We ensure an inclusive environment in which everyone can feel equal, safe and comfortable. We expect the same from our visitors.

In addition, there is no room inside or outside the campus for transgressive behavior such as favoritism, discrimination, violence (also verbal and digital), abuse of power or unwanted sexual behaviour.

Every interaction takes place in an open and respectful manner. Every opinion or feeling is given the space to be discussed. Specific to a study and work context, physical interactions take place with appropriate restraint, and never without explicit framing and permission.

Everyone shows the necessary self-reflection and in this way becomes aware of existing (personal) frames of reference. We are attentive to new social insights in which we (regardless of age, experience or background) learn to recognize boundaries.

A critical and innovation-oriented School of Arts pushes boundaries and challenges students, science and society. This activates us all the more to deal preventively with situations that one may experience as a threat to their dignity.

Anyone can provide feedback at any time and to anyone in the LUCA community when something is or has been experienced as threatening or transgressive, by themselves or by others. This happens respectfully, with a view to dialogue and reconciliation.

Within LUCA, reports of transgressive behavior are followed up via the trust network. They are treated professionally, on time and seriously, with the utmost integrity and with respect for the privacy and vulnerability of everyone involved. We communicate transparently about that process, as long as the communication does not conflict with the privacy of those involved and the opportunities for follow-up and mediation.

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Network of confidence

Would you like to talk to a confidential advisor?

If you have questions, need a conversation or want to make a report about transgressive behavior, you can contact our confidential network. The student guidance service has specially trained confidential advisors for students. Staff members can turn to a colleague who takes on the role of confidential advisor, or to the external prevention advisors (psychosocial well-being) of IDEWE, who take on the role of confidants and PAPS (prevention advisor for psychosocial well-being).

All these people are available for a confidential discussion. They will listen to you, help you and inform you about the additional steps that can be taken. They can also guide you in formulating a report about transgressive behavior, which LUCA will then follow up.

Well-being and psychological support for students.

Student Services supports you in everything that concerns you as a student.
They also offer psychological support individually or in groups. 

Well-Being at work

LUCA wishes to create an open work environment where cooperation and respect for personal dignity are central and in which every employee can feel good and is given the space to develop. We therefore invest intensively in the prevention of psychosocial risks at work and provide support for employees who experience psychological and/or physical problems.

Gender Equality Plan

For LUCA School of Arts, gender policy is an integral part of the school's diversity policy.

Diversity is understood as a multiplicity of heterogeneous identities and groups. Due to the multidimensionality of our identity, an individual cannot be reduced to one specific characteristic and category.

With LUCA School of Arts’ diversity policy of, we aim to work from an inclusive vision and a target group policy to enhance the opportunities of all employees and students who have the talent and capacity to work or to start and continue studying within higher art education, regardless of their gender identity, ethnic, religious, ideological or economic background, school history, disability, sexual orientation or age.

We aim to be an open school and workplace with a wide network of partners. Our relationship and dialogue with society and its different population groups and cultures will add value to our education, research, students and staff.

The gender equality plan describes a number of generic actions to be further developed by the various programmes, research units and services.