2017 student survey results

Students are encouraged to report sexual harassment and sexual assault to our Safer Community service.

In 2016, La Trobe University along with all members of Universities Australia (UA) joined a national Respect.Now.Always campaign to address the issue of sexual assault and sexual harassment on Australian university campuses.

Central to this campaign was the commissioning of a national survey of students, developed and administered by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in partnership with Roy Morgan Research.

The aim of the survey was to give Australian universities a clear evidence base from which to make decisions and guide actions to prevent and address sexual assault and sexual harassment in each organisation, as well as across the sector.

The Respect.Now.Always. Initiative included a national student survey on sexual assault and harassment and a separate process for people to make written submissions directly to the Human Rights Commission.

La Trobe University fully supports the Respect.Now.Always. campaign. We are committed to sharing the findings of our individualised report and to using these findings to further guide a safe and inclusive University community.

Vice Chancellor Professor John Dewar is a strong supporter of the Respect.Now.Always. campaign. He issued a joint statement with Student Association Presidents.

Read how we are Promoting a Respectful Community Culture at La Trobe.