In late 2016, Universities Australia and the Australian Human Rights Commission launched Australia's first ever national prevalence survey on university student experiences of sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Institutional results summary
Coinciding with the release of the National Report by the Australian Human Rights Commission, VU's institutional results summary is now available:
Victoria University: institutional results summary (1 August 2017)
VU recognises that the release of the results from the national survey, and from individual institutions, may be personally challenging for some readers who have an experience of sexual harassment or assault.
If you feel you need help or support now or at any time, please refer to our Sexual assault & harassment - What to do fact sheet for information about how to seek assistance or help others.
Further, a new national University Support Line has been established for university students - 1800 572 224.
The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week until 30 November 2017.
Message from the Vice-Chancellor
VU's Vice-Chancellor Peter Dawkins sat down with Jill Horman, President, Victoria University Student Union (VUSU) and Elli Darwinkel, Senior Manager Safer Community, to discuss student concerns and talk about some of the work VU is doing in the area of prevention, including a comprehensive campaign to increase awareness and response, and in particular, to prevent sexual violence university-wide. Watch the video now.
Find out more
Read our FAQs, or visit Universities Australia for more information.