Equality and diversity in the workplace

université Savoie Mont Blanc aims to promote a university environment that is more conducive to the well-being of students and staff, regardless of sex, gender or sexual orientation. One of the key elements of this ambition is to implement a firm and appropriate response to sexist and sexual violence and all forms of harassment and discrimination (sexist and LGBTphobic).

Initiated in 2016, this approach has resulted in the adoption of a multi-year plan (2021-2023) enabling the establishment to commit to a voluntary policy aimed at establishing a gender equality dynamic and combating sexist and sexual violence.


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Reporting platform

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If you are a victim of, or have witnessed, an act of violence, discrimination, moral or sexual harassment or sexist behaviour, visit the USMB reporting platform (secure and confidential online platform).
It is accessible to all USMB students and staff.

[Learn more about how the reporting platform works].

With the support of Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.

Multi-year action plan for gender equality in the workplace

université Savoie Mont Blanc 's 2021-2023 action plan reinforces the establishment's commitment to professional equality between women and men. The USMB hopes that the deployment of this plan through concrete actions will contribute to reducing professional inequalities between the women and men who work in its service on a daily basis.

The USMB's action plan is structured into five areas:

  1. Governance of the professional equality policy
  2. Assessing, preventing and dealing with pay discrepancies creating the conditions for equal access to professional responsibilities
  3. Improving conditions for equal access of women and men to bodies, grades and jobs
  4. Balancing personal and professional life
  5. Combating sexual and gender-based violence, harassment and discrimination

[Download the USMB multi-year action plan for professional equality (pdf)]

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USMB Charter on gender-neutral communication

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Stop sexist and sexual violence in higher education" national campaign

A helpline has been set up to combat sexist and sexual violence.
To contact this unit, dial 3919 (a free, specialized telephone number that guarantees anonymity).

All the videos, spots and testimonials can also be viewed at www.stop-violences-femmes.gouv.fra reference site for victims and professionals alike, with many useful resources (key figures, communication kit, useful contacts, legal information, etc.). The site has also been enhanced with a " I am a witness " section to help anyone react to situations of sexist and sexual violence.

For further information, please visit

Shoot discrimination" annual video competition

Shoot les discriminations 2022

Discriminatory phenomena are built on the refusal of otherness, the denial of differences, or the processes of domination of one race over another, one social class over another, one sex over another. The "Shoot les discriminations" video competition, organized every year, aims to decipher discrimination based on gender, identity and sexual orientation.

A participatory approach to equality, equity and diversity

The USMB is committed to promoting a university environment that is more conducive to the well-being of students, regardless of their sex, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.

By studying the reality at USMB and carrying out information and awareness-raising initiatives, the university hopes to build a shared reflection with the various university players in a positive and benevolent perspective of the student environment.

The project has two main focuses:

1 - Study the realities of sexual and gender-based violence, harassment and discrimination within the USMB through two actions:

  • A survey on sexual health and sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) to establish the current situation at the USMB, assess students' needs and consider the most appropriate actions to implement.
  • A series of exploratory walks on the Jacob-Bellecombette campus to gain a better understanding of students' use of public space and the resulting sense of peace and security.

2 - The implementation of awareness-raising initiatives, notably as part of the Festival Plus d'Égalité. The aim of this festival, built up in a participative way with the various university departments, is to raise awareness of differences among students, to enable expression and debate on these subjects, and to provide information on existing resources.

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More information on the 2022 festival