The Code of Integrity or Code of Conduct on Standards of Behaviour lays down the basic principles of how staff and students should behave towards each other and their surroundings; in other words, what is regarded as desirable behaviour. The Code of Integrity also offers scope for challenging persons whose behaviour can be considered reprehensible

Code of Integrity

From 2016 onward for all employees of the University of the Arts an up-to-date Certificate of Good Conduct is required (in Dutch: Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag - VOG). This is part of the University’s policy to provide a safe work and learning environment for pupils, students, teachers and staff. A Certificate of Good Conduct makes it clear whether any conduct in an employee’s past constitutes an obstacle to carrying out a particular job. The screening authority Justis of the Ministry of Security and Justice issues a certificate if the applicant has not committed a criminal offence that is connected with his or her job in the past four years.

In addition to the Code of Integrity, the Procedure for dealing with complaints of inappropriate behaviour and the Protocol for the confidential adviser are part of the policy to guarantee a safe climate to work and study in at the University.

Procedure for dealing with complaints of inappropriate behaviour / Protocol for the Confidential Adviser

The members of the complaints committee are:

  • Suzanne Konings, Head and Teacher of Theory, KC
  • Peter Paul Chaudron , Teacher School for Young Talent
  • Taco Stolk, Head interfaculty ArtScience

The deputy members are:

  • Julia Stegeman, Teacher Education, KC
  • Niki van Strien, Coordinator academy-wide education KABK
  • Peter de Graaf, Teacher School for Young Talent

The confidential advisers of the University are:

  • Paul Deneer (, Student Counsellor KC and KABK
  • Pauline Schep (, Coordinator Graphic Design KABK
  • Gerda van Zelm (, Teacher Vocal KC

The Whistleblowing Regulations serve as a protocol to allow staff to report alleged irregularities of a general, operational and financial nature at the University without jeopardising their legal position.

Whistleblowing Regulations

The University of the Arts The Hague uses several procedures to solve complaints, objections and appeals.

The Disputes Procedure is in place for other issues that can arise, which affect the interests of staff members or students. The procedure describes how staff members or students can lodge objections to decisions of bodies of the university insofar as no other procedure is available by virtue of the law, the collective agreement for Universities of Applied Sciences (cao-hbo) or other existing university regulations.

Disputes Procedure