Making the campus a safe environment for students is the highest priority of the University. When incidents do occur we are committed to take measures to support you.
These measures may include but are not limited to:
- assisting you to obtain advocacy, academic support, counselling, disability, health or mental health services, and legal assistance both on and off campus;
- ensuring that you and the accused party remain apart on campus and where necessary do not contact witnesses;
- assisting you to temporarily (or permanently) move accommodation;
- where necessary, for your safety and well-being, suspend the accused person from accessing parts of, or the entire campus; and
- assisting you to obtain a Protection Order from the ACT Magistrates Court where other measures are not successful or appropriate, especially if the accused person is not a student or staff member and extra protection is required on campus.
Following a formal complaint, the University can consider taking action under the Discipline Rules (for an accused student) or the Enterprise Agreement (for an accused staff member) if appropriate.
The measures outlined above are undertaken as an interim step, pending the resolution of complaints under the Discipline Rule or the Enterprise Agreement.
By implementing any of these safety measures, the University is not making a judgement about the truth of any claims or responses. Our primary concern is the safety of our students.