The harassment must have occurred in conjunction with studies in order for the law to be applicable and for the university’s investigation obligation to apply.

The Discrimination Act applies if you feel you have been subjected to insulting treatment on one of the following grounds and it has occurred in conjunction with your studies:
• You belong to a group of people with the same national or ethnic origins (ethnic identity)
• You have permanent physical or mental disability, either congenital or which, as a result of an injury, has arisen or can be expected to arise (disability)
• Because of your gender. This also includes transsexuals (gender)
• Because, either through your clothes or general appearance, you do not identify yourself as belonging to the gender you were born with (transgender identity or appearance)
• You practice a certain religion or faith (religion or other creed)
• You are homosexual, bisexual or heterosexual (sexual orientation)
• Because of how old you are (age)
• Or harassment of a sexual nature, sexual harassment, e.g. inappropriate solicitations of a sexual nature, inappropriate physical contact, inappropriate remarks about your physique or appearance.

If you feel that you have been subjected to harassment, it is important that you tell someone about the harassment so it can be stopped. Appropriate contact people in cases of harassment or discrimination are, if there isn't an especially appointed person, the head of department, the director of studies at your department or the university’s Coordinator for Equal Treatment. Read more under 'Who to contact in case of harassment or discrimination’.
Read more about what happens after a case of harassment has reported under Investigation according to the Discrimination Act.