Key milestones

Timeline of Key Milestones


The RRU roll out the ANU Rights, Relationships and Respect Education Program:

Stream 1 - online module/all commencing students,

Stream 2 - in-person training session/commencing residential students,

Stream 3 (pilot) - in-person workshops/selected pilot residential halls


The RRU Sexual Violence Prevention Toolkit was released in October


The RRU contributed the development of the ANU Student Safety and Wellbeing Plan

The RRU focuses on prevention and community based approaches

The RRU no longer provides specialist response services, relocated to the newly established Student Safety and Wellbeing Team, providing confidential and comprehensive case management and support services


The RRU implemented a Restorative Justice Practices and Dialogues pilot program with ANU residential halls

The RRU conducted engagement sessions with the ANU community on the Sexual Violence Prevention Strategy's Rolling Action Plan

The RRU coordinated with key stakeholders to help deliver education and training to student leaders, new on-campus residents, and students new to ANU at the beginning of 2020


ANU and the RRU participated in the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence in November/December

The ANU Sexual Violence Prevention Strategy 2019-2026 was released in November 2019, following consultations with community

The ANU Sexual Misconduct Policy was released

The ANU Sexual Misconduct Disclosure Form was released to the ANU community

An extensive suite of training opportunities was rolled out to the ANU community

The ANU Ally Network transferred administration into the RRU and continued to host regular training

The RRU Facebook page was established as a key community communications avenue First staff appointments made to the RRU beginning in January 2019


The Review of ANU Residences' Response to Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment was released

The Audit of Counselling report was released

The ANU announced that it would establish the RRU

The Discipline Rule was updated to include definitions of sexual assault and sexual harassment

The Respectful Relationships Steering Group and Working Group were established.


The ANU responded to the Rapid Context Report

The ANU responded to the Australian Human Rights Commission survey

The Vice-Chancellor issued an apology to any member of the ANU community who has experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment on campus.

The ANU announced a partnership between ANU, ANUSA and the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre to provide improved on-campus counselling services for survivors of sexual assault and sexual harassment