Respectful relationships

The Respectful Relationships Unit (RRU) focusses on the prevention of sexual assault and sexual harassment in the ANU community. As part of the University’s commitment to building a safe and respectful community, we drive positive, sustainable change through evidence-based education and cultural change.

The RRU team provides professional services - including education, community engagement, capacity building, consultation and planning facilitation - that support ANU communities to change culture and effectively address the drivers of sexual assault and sexual harassment. 

Established in 2019, the RRU previously supported members of the ANU community who had experienced sexual harassment and/or assault. In 2021 this specialist service was relocated to the newly formed Student Safety and Wellbeing team where expert Case Managers can provide confidential and comprehensive support. Find out more about these services on the Health, safety & wellbeing page. 

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The University's holistic response to sexual assault and sexual harassment is divided into three areas.

  1. Education and prevention
  2. Reporting, disclosures and case management
  3. Institutional response and reporting

This website houses reports and strategies relevant to the University's institutional response to sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus (institutional response and reporting)

Information on education and prevention is available on the Respectful Relationships Unit website

For help and support with disclosures or reporting, please visit the Student Wellbeing website.



Key milestones

Since 2017 the ANU have recorded key milestones for addressing sexual violence on campus, stay up to date and read more here.

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ANU Ally network

Run by the RRU, the Ally Network is made up of people who are committed to providing an inclusive environment for LGBTIQA+ people.

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Training and events

We run training, events, and education to increase understanding of sexual assault and sexual harassment and support preventative strategies.

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Specialist consultation and planning

We can work with you to create an approach to sexual violence...

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Restorative Practices

Restorative practices are a range of techniques and processes that help to build community, resolve disputes and manage conflict.

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RRU contacts

Any questions? Please feel free to reach out to us.

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