What’s on during Respect at Uni Week 2024

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During March 18 – 22 2024, Victorian Universities are joining forces to promote the importance of respect, equality and inclusion on our campuses, online spaces and in our communities. Respect at Uni Week demonstrates a joint commitment to the prevention of sexual harm and other forms of gender-based violence across our sector.

La Trobe supports Respect at Uni Week as part of the institution’s Respect at La Trobe program. La Trobe is committed to building a safe and respectful university community by delivering the Sexual Harm Prevention and Response Action Plan.

View La Trobe’s Respect at Uni schedule below to find out how you can participate on-campus, online and at other Universities.

What’s on at La Trobe

Respect Week Webinar – Prevention of Sexual Harm at University: Kellie Muir in conversation with Dr Jessica Ison

Join Kellie Muir, La Trobe’s Senior Co-ordinator, Prevention and Education, in conversation with Dr. Jessica Ison, a leading scholar on sexual violence at La Trobe University. Discover how universities are addressing sexual harm, from improving responses to tackling root causes through primary prevention. Don’t miss this crucial discussion on campus safety for students and staff.

When: Thursday 21 March, 12.30 pm
Where: Online
Watch the webinar

Attend Respect Training

Access a range of free training to promote a respectful La Trobe Community, including Flip the Script with EAAA, Respectful Relationships & Bystander Intervention, and Ally Training.

Complete the Respectful Behaviour and Culture Module (2024-RPC8010) on your LMS

From January 2024, the Respectful Behaviour and Culture Module is compulsory for all students commencing their studies.

Read more about the RPC module, or access it on your LMS.

Get Involved in The Safe and Respected at La Trobe Campaign

View the campaign website to learn more about the campaign and understand support options.

Access Support with La Trobe’s Safer Community

La Trobe’s Safer Community Service is a free and confidential support service for all La Trobe students and staff. If you witness or experience inappropriate, threatening or concerning behaviour, please visit the Safer Community website to contact the service. You can use the website to contact Safer Community anonymously.

Other Supports at La Trobe

  • If you require immediate assistance, please call Campus Security on 03 9479 2222 (x2222 from University phones) or 000 (0 000 on University phones).
  • You can connect with La Trobe’s Health and Wellbeing Services, including counselling and the Northern Centre Against Sexual Assault La Trobe outpost.
  • Out of hours mental health and wellbeing support can be accessed anytime 24 hours a day by calling 1300 146 307 or texting 0488 884 100.

What’s on at other universities?

EventDetailsInformationRegistration Link
Embracing neurodiversity with Chloé Hayden21 March, 11 am – 12 pmChloe Hayden will share her experiences
Hosted by Deakin University
Chloe Hayden Registration Link
Family Violence & Sexual Harm: How to Support Others18 March, 12 pm – 12.30 pmThis session defines sexual harm and family violence, provides strategies for supporting someone who has experienced sexual harm or family violence, and explains support and reporting options. The session introduces skills to support and respond to someone who has experienced sexual harm or family violence.
Hosted by Deakin University
Register for Family Violence and Sexual Harm
Building Cultural Intelligence19 March, 1 pm – 1.30 pmThis session introduces the concept of intersectionality, discusses strategies to build inclusivity, and builds practical skills for cross-cultural communication.
Hosted by Deakin University
Register for building Cultural Intelligence

Community Sexual Harm Supports

  • 1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732
  • NCASA: 03 9496 2369, a sexual assault service located in Heidelberg. A NCASA counsellor also visits the Melbourne (Bundoora) Campus weekly.
  • Sexual Assault Services Victoria: to find your local sexual assault service.
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Line-After Hours: 1800 806 292, provides crisis response, support and advocacy for people who have experienced sexual violence. This is a state-wide and after hours, confidential telephone crises counselling service.
  • Daisy app: This app connects women who are experiencing or have experienced sexual assault, domestic and family violence to services in their state and the local area.
  • Thorne Harbour: 03 9865 6700, LGBTI specialist support and health service for health and wellbeing of members of LGBTIQ+ community.
  • Mens Line: 1300 78 99 78, free professional 24/7 telephone counselling support for men with concerns about mental health, anger management, family violence (using and experiencing), addiction, relationship, stress and wellbeing.