What’s on during Respect Week 2023

On March 13 – 17, 2023, Victorian Universities are joining forces to promote the importance of respect, equality and inclusion on our campuses, online spaces and in our communities. The Respect at Uni campaign demonstrates a joint commitment to the prevention of sexual harm and other forms of gender-based violence.

Check out our schedule below to find out how you can participate in Respect Week activities on our La Trobe campus, online and at other Universities:

La Trobe University Events

Events are for both staff and students unless otherwise specified.

EventHosted byDetailsEvent InformationRegistration Link
Launch of the Sexual Harm Prevention and Response Action Plan, 2023 – 2026La Trobe UniversityWednesday 15 March
9.30 am – 10.30 am
Join us for the official online launch of the Sexual Harm Prevention and Response Action Plan with Jess Vanderlelie. Click the registration link for more details.Register for the launch
Respect Week Stall at Re-orientationLa Trobe UniversityTuesday
14 March
11 am –
2 pm
Come and visit the Respectful and Safer Communities stall at re-orientation week! Agora, re-orientation week
Respectful Behaviour and Culture Student ModuleLa Trobe UniversityAny timeAll students should complete this online module on LMSOn LMS find the module in your subject overview.
Respectful Relationships and Bystander Intervention TrainingLa Trobe UniversityVariousRegister to attend face-to-face training on respectful relationships and bystander intervention.For staff register here.
For students register here.
Responding to Disclosures of Sexual Harm, Bullying & DiscriminationLa Trobe UniversityVariousRegister to attend training either face to face or online on how to respond to disclosures safely and sensitively.For staff register here.
Write on the Respect at Uni Week Campaign WallAll Universities – supported by Monash UniversityRespect Week
13 – 17 March
Share how you will contribute to a respectful university community, make your pledge here with students across Victoria!Respect at Uni website

Other Universities Events

Events are for both staff and students unless otherwise specified.

EventHosted byDetailsEvent InformationRegistration Link
Supporting Students’ Online SafetyDeakin UniversityWednesday 15 March,
12 pm – 1 pm
Online safety is an important part of university life. Join this eSafety information session hosted by Deakin University to learn about the latest online safety risks to young adults and how staff can support students when an online safety incident occurs.Online Safety Registration Link
Online Dating. Play Safe, Stay Safe: Find Safer Ways to Meet OnlineDeakin UniversityThursday 16 March, 11 am –
12 pm
Online dating can be fun and safe with a little planning and care. Join eSafety for this information session to learn some tips to keep you safer when online dating. Online Dating Registration Link
The Bystander Moment film screeningSwinbourne University20 March – 3 AprilStudents and staff are invited to watch a virtual self-directed screening of the docufilm: The bystander moment (47 min). Register now
Online Privilege WalkVictoria UniversityOngoingThis short, interactive resource allows users to consider aspects of privilege that they may hold. Online Privilege Walk Registration Link
Meet UmibotRMIT University30 March, 2pm – 2.45pmMeet Umi – be introduced to a world-first chatbot created by RMIT academics and staff to combat image-based abuseMeet Umi

Support at La Trobe

For any questions related to this event or the Sexual Harm Prevention and Response Action Plan please contact the Respectful Communities team at respect@latrobe.edu.au   

If you would like support related to sexual harm or family violence, please contact Safer Community on safercommunity@latrobe.edu.au. External to the University you can contact 1800RESPECT at www.1800respect.org.au or by calling 1800 737 732.  

Staff can contact the Staff Wellbeing Connect service by emailing them directly at staff.wellbeing@latrobe.edu.au or by completing a referral form on the Staff Wellbeing Connect intranet page (staff only). La Trobe also provides a staff Employee Assistance Program.