Counseling given to NUS student accused of harassment

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An unnamed student from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has been receiving counseling resulting from the harassment complaint made against him by a female undergraduate in the same university.

According to the young woman, she first met the man, a post-graduate student, in April 2017. In March of this year she complained about him to university officials.

Upon receiving the complaint, the NUS launched an investigation right away. A spokesman for the NUS said that the university takes reports and complaints of harassment seriously, and that it has kept the woman updated on the steps taken to address the issue.

The woman posted on an anonymous platform for studnets of NUS, NUSWhispers, about their encounters.

While feeding cats as a volunteer at NUS’ University Town, the woman said that the man came up to her. He told her he was interested in cats, and so she in turn told him about her volunteer work, and gave him her number so that he could volunteer as well.

When he first contacted her, their conversation was all about volunteering, but he soon started asking her more personal questions concerning relationships, which made her uncomfortable.

He continued to ask her boyfriend and girlfriend questions, and told her that he was looking for a relationship with a female undergraduate, even after she made it clear she did not wish to continue with this type of conversation.

She made arrangements to meet him in public so that she could say she wanted to stop communicating with him, as she no longer wanted to receive his attentions.

However, he continued to send her messages via WhatsApp, which led her to make her complaint against him.

A spokesman for the NUS said, “The safety and well-being of our students remain our top priorities. We will continue to work closely with the various stakeholders to provide students with a safe and secure learning environment.”