Sexual Violence Prevention Strategy & Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Sexual Violence Prevention Strategy is part of the University's long-term, evidence-based and strategic approach to effectively prevent and respond to sexual violence across the University. It was developed over a two-year period in consultation with key advisory bodies and with the valuable contribution of many ANU students, staff, community members and victim-survivors.

Help develop the Rolling Action Plan

In 2020, there will be engagement sessions on the Sexual Violence Prevention Strategy's Rolling Action Plan. For Semester 1, members of the ANU community are invited to either attend an engagement session via Zoom, or to submit their ideas through an online form. 

Online zoom consultation sessions will take place on

Wed 15 April, 5-6pm

Fri 17 April, 10-11am

Mon 20 April, 2-3pm

Wed 22 April, 5-6pm

Fri 24 April, 10-11am

Mon 27 April, 2-3pm

Interested participants will need to sign up using Eventbrite ( and they will be sent a zoom meeting invitation shortly before the session start time.

To share ideas through the form, simply head to and follow the prompts. Submissions through the form will close Friday 1 May.

We encourage everyone in the ANU community to get involved.

The Strategy and the supporting documents which elaborate on the background and broader context behind the Strategy and which outline the Appendices of the Strategy are available under 'Reference documents' heading on this page.

Sexual Misconduct Policy

The Sexual Misconduct Policy outlines the commitment of the University to prevent and respond to sexual misconduct and to support members of the ANU community to navigate the policy framework as it relates to sexual misconduct. It clarifies ANU's capacity to act in matters of sexual misconduct, what factors inform and determine the parameters of ANU's action, and what the action can entail.

The Policy has been drafted to be trauma-informed and to provide members of the ANU Community with a range of options to access support, including directly from the Respectful Relationships Unit. It also references the online sexual misconduct disclosure form being developed by the Respectful Relationships Unit. Further, the proposed Policy outlines the responsibilities of all staff, students and members of the community to support this Policy and foster a campus free from sexual misconduct. The Policy is available in the University's Policy Library.