Building a Safer Campus

Message from NUS Chairman: Acceptance of Recommendations by Review Committee


10 June 2019

Dear Students and Colleagues

The Review Committee on Sexual Misconduct submitted its findings and final recommendations to the University earlier today. A message from Committee Chair, Mdm Kay Kuok, summarising the Committee’s recommendations can be viewed here. The NUS Board of Trustees and I are grateful to Kay and members of the Committee for their swift efforts.

The Board accepts the Committee’s recommendations in full. We feel that the recommendations are informed, balanced and robust. It reflects our community’s common desire for tougher penalties for offenders and greater support for victims, and for fostering an enduring culture of respect and support on campus.

You will hear from NUS President Professor Tan Eng Chye in the coming days on the implementation plan for these measures. The Board will conduct a follow up review of the disciplinary and support frameworks two years from now, to ensure that the frameworks remain effective and relevant.

On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank all students, staff and alumni for your contributions – you were a significant part of the review process. The detailed recommendations can be viewed via the button below.

The University is committed to your safety and well-being, and with these new measures, we will build a stronger system that our entire community can stand behind.


Hsieh Fu Hua
Chairman, NUS Board of Trustees

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If you or someone you know needs to talk or report, help is available. Students may report incidents of misconduct to any one of these channels:

  • Office of Campus Security.  Tel: 6874 1616 (Kent Ridge Campus); 6516 3636 (Bukit Timah Campus), and 6222 5568 (Outram Campus) Email:
  • Office of Student Affairs. Email:
  • Your faculty’s Vice Dean (Student Life) or faculty’s student support managers. Please refer here for the list of contacts.
  • Your Hall or Residential College Master, or residential fellows.
  • Other external services such as Emergency Ambulance (995), Singapore Police force (999).

We urge students in need of help to reach out to our support network for confidential assistance.

Updated as at 13 June 2019