POSH Cell of Anna University is committed to sensitizing the campus community on gender issues, addressing complaints from staff and students, Prevent discrimination and sexual harassment against women, by promoting gender amity among students and employees and deal with cases of discrimination and sexual harassment against women, in a time bound manner.
The Higher education department came out with detailed guidelines to prevent and redress harassment in institutions. "The main objective is to create safe campuses for students, staff and faculty to function without fear, threat and anxiety" and the institution has the duty to ensure that students and staff are treated with dignity and respect, free from abuse or harassment. The guidelines also stipulate the procedure to file a complaint and a formation of committee to look into the allegations, moreover conducting sensitization and awareness campaigns regarding the codes of conduct among all the people in educational institutions.
In this connection, a web link has been created in the Quick link of Anna University webpage for posting any grievances via email. Hand book on Sexual Harassment in Work place (UGC Act 2013 and 2016) has been uploaded along with Internal Complaints Committee member list. Detailed guidelines for prevention and redressal of harassment in Higher Education Institutions have been uploaded on the webpage of POSH cell.