Southern Cross University is supporting a major campaign to prevent sexual assault and harassment, partnering with other Australian universities in a national initiative co-ordinated by Universities Australia.

The campaign – Respect. Now. Always. – highlights the determination of Australia’s universities to ensure that students and staff are safe from sexual assault and sexual harassment.

The campaign coincides with the release of the US film ‘The Hunting Ground’ in Australia.

Working with partners including the Australian Human Rights Commission, the UNSW Australian Human Rights Centre and The Hunting Ground Australia Project Team, the sector has begun collaborative work to:

  • Seek more comprehensive data on Australian sexual assault and harassment in universities through a national survey;
  • Participate in a review and update of policies and procedures at universities to prevent sexual assault and harassment; and
  • Share global best practice models for reporting incidents and supporting students who disclose sexual assault or harassment.

“The Hunting Ground” film screening

Coffs Harbour campus

Date: Thursday, 5 May 2016
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: D Block - DTH350 Meeting Room

Gold Coast campus

Date: Wednesday, 20 April 2016
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Building A - A2.20 Meeting Room

Lismore campus

Date: Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: Whitebrook Theatre - Y2.05

Melbourne campus

Date: Thursday, 12 May 2016
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: The Hotel School Melbourne, 399 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Sydney campus

Date: Tuseday, 26 May 2016
Time: 5:00pm
Venue: The Hotel School Sydney, 60 Phillip Street, Sydney

Southern Cross University’s counselling and support services are available to students.