Violence & sexual assault support

The University strives to provide a safe, supportive and caring environment. Our commitments include:

  1. At ANU we believe that all students have a right to feel safe and secure at all times. We believe that students should be able to fully participate in all aspects of life on campus.
  2. We have an obligation to provide a safe environment for all students and staff.
  3. We believe that sexual assault and sexual harassment can prevent a student from taking part in activities and involvement in the life of the University.
  4. We will support students who report sexual harassment or sexual assault including facilitating access to relevant counselling, medical, police or legal services.
  5. We will do everything we can to ensure the safety of any student who reports sexual harassment or sexual assault.

What is the ANU Respectful Relationships Unit?

The ANU Respectful Relationships Unit is the culmination of the University's ongoing work in seeking to prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment...

Your rights & support

What is sexual assault and harassment? Sexual assault and Sexual Harassment are crimes in all jurisdictions in Australia. Sexual assault is any...

I'm in need of help and support, where can I go?

If you require urgent help If you, or someone you know, has just experienced an incident of sexual assault and are in fear for your own safety, or...

Someone has made a disclosure of sexual assault to me. What do I do?

If someone discloses a sexual assault or an instance of sexual harassment to you it means they have identified you as someone they feel safe with....

Information, education & training

There are a range of different training and education initiatives that the Respectful Relationships Unit (RRU) is currently involved with on campus,...

Reporting sexual harassment or sexual assault: Our Principles

Summary of Principles: The University will review all allegations and make a determination on whether to proceed with an inquiry. ANU will suspend...

ANU reporting procedures Q&A

What happens if I make a report about the behaviour of another student or staff member? If your complaint is against another student, the University...

Your safety on campus

Making the campus a safe environment for students is the highest priority of the University. When incidents do occur we are committed to take...