Everyone has the right to a safe and secure learning and working environment. We care about the safety and wellbeing of everyone who visits our campuses.
We understand that concerning, threatening or inappropriate behaviour might affect you during your time at VU, regardless of where it takes place. If you or someone you know is affected by concerning behaviours, Safer Community can provide specialist advice, assistance and referrals to support.
The pages in this section provide information to help you understand different types of concerning, threatening or inappropriate behaviour that might affect you, or someone you know. The information includes:
- definitions of the behaviour
- information, statistics and resources about the behaviour
- what to do if you or someone you know experiences the behaviour
- where you can get help on and off campus.
In 'Concerning, threatening or inappropriate behaviour':
Bullying & cyberbullying
Find out what to do if you experience or witness bullying or cyberbullying.
Discrimination & harassment
Find out what to do if you experience or witness discrimination or harassment.
Support, online resources and policies & processes relating to family violence.
Mental health concerns
What to do if you or someone you know needs help with a mental health concern.
Safety of children & young people
We have a zero tolerance approach and take all reports of child safety concerns seriously.
Self-harm & suicidal behaviours
What to do if you or someone you know is experiencing self-harm or suicidal behaviours.
Sexual assault & harassment
Information and support relating to sexual offences.
What to do if you or someone you know experiences stalking.
Other behaviours of concern
Information and support relating to alcohol and drug abuse, homelessness & other behaviours of concern.
What to do
For immediate assistance contact VU Security on +61 3 9919 6666.
For advice, assistance and support if you, or someone you know, is affected by concerning behaviour at VU, contact Safer Community:
Bookmark the safer community webpage.
For more information about the VU Safer Community program, contact the Senior Coordinator, Dr Elli Darwinkel:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: +61 3 9919 5637