What is UniSA doing to combat sexual assault and sexual harassment?

We want you to feel safe and supported while you are studying with us and we will do everything in our power to foster an inclusive environment for you.

If you, or anyone you know, has experienced harmful behaviour at university, you can expect to be believed, supported, and informed about the choices, options, and support services available for you.

So here’s how we’ve taken action to create a safer University community.

Key initiatives at UniSA

  • Developed a confidential online form for students and staff to report sexual assault and sexual harassment
  • Established a steering group that’s responsible for effective implementation of sexual assault and sexual harassment policy and procedure and embedding these across the University as part of core business.
  • Implemented regular policy and procedure reviews
  • Appointed a Counsellor and Training Coordinator (Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment) to provide specialist support to students who have experienced sexual assault.
  • Ongoing annual action plan, monitored by the SASH steering group
  • Development and introduction of a range of online training across the University
  • Creation of First Responders network (staff in key roles across the University and can respond to disclosures of sexual assault or sexual harassment)
  • Conducted research review into best practice training approaches
  • Deliver regular communications activity for staff and students
  • Development of videos, fact sheets, posters, and more
  • Range of events including webinars and presence at on-campus events

We recognise that these initiatives require an ongoing commitment to ensure they remained fulfilled. We’ll continue to improve and review our response pathways regularly, and we’re committed to implementing a range of prevention measures with a focus on primary prevention interventions.