Tuesday 6 September 2016
USC, with other Australian universities, is proud to promote and participate in the Respect.Now.Always campaign to ensure our University is place of safety and respect.
The initiative aims to prevent sexual assault and harassment by raising awareness among university students and staff that these behaviours are unacceptable, and to empower those who have experienced sexual assault or harassment to seek help and support if they need it, and give bystanders the confidence to speak up.
We all have a role to play to ensure a culture of safety and respect in our university communities – now and always.
USC fosters a culture of safety and respect for all students and staff. The Student Charter outlines the mutual expectations between the University and the student body.
National university student survey on sexual assault and harassment
Australian Universities, in collaboration with the Australian Human Rights Commission, have launched a national survey of university students to gain greater insight into the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
This is the first time a national survey of this kind has been conducted, and the results will enhance the effectiveness of longstanding work by our universities to prevent and address sexual assault and sexual harassment.
The survey is supported by the National Union of Students (NUS) and the National Tertiary and Education Union (NTEU).
A number of USC students will be randomly selected to complete the survey. All student responses will be de-identified, so that confidentiality and privacy are protected.
If you feel distress at any time support is available by calling 1800 RESPECT. You can also contact USC Student Wellbeing on 07 5430 1226 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.