Disclosure of Sexual Misconduct
We are committed to responding to and supporting members of the ANU community who have been impacted by sexual assault or sexual harassment.
If you are in immediate danger, please call emergency services on 000 or ANU Security (if on-campus) on (02) 6125 2249.
This form is managed by the Student Safety and Wellbeing Case Managers and enables ANU community members to disclose a current or past incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment.
The University provides two pathways for disclosures:
Pathway One: provides the opportunity for the person who has experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment to provide their contact details to a Student Safety and Wellbeing Case Manager. This form can be completed by anyone:
- who has a personal experience with sexual assault or sexual harassment
- who is actively supporting a victim/survivor and has that person's consent to complete a disclosure
- who directly witnessed a sexual assault or sexual harassment
- who is a third party (e.g., a staff member providing information/support and the victim/survivor has given consent for the third party to complete the disclosure form)
Pathway Two: provides the opportunity to complete a de-identified disclosure. This form can be completed by anyone:
- who has a personal experience with sexual assault or sexual harassment but does not want to identify themselves or does not want contact from a Student Safety and Wellbeing Case Manager at this stage
- who has received a disclosure but does not have the consent of the victim/survivor to provide identifying information
- who is aware that sexual assault/sexual harassment has occurred and wants to inform the ANU for the purposes of data collection
Anyone seeking support or further information prior to submitting a disclosure can contact Student Safety and Wellbeing by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning (02) 6125 2211 and asking to speak with a Case Manager. Information can also be found at Health, safety & wellbeing - ANU
All disclosures are treated respectfully and confidentially with the Case Manager guiding their engagement according to the wishes of the person who has experienced the behaviour.
The primary purpose of disclosure is to provide a person who has experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment with coordinated support, appropriate information and referrals to relevant services at ANU and in the broader community. A secondary purpose is to improve the university's understanding of the prevalence of sexual assault and sexual harassment through improved information collection.
If you are looking for information on lodging a formal report with the ANU under the Discipline rule, visit Office of the Registrar, Student Misconduct - Staff Services - ANU