Respect at Uni
All Victorian universities are working together to promote the importance of respect, equality and inclusion on our campuses, in online spaces, and in our communities.
Together, the Respect at Uni campaign demonstrates a joint commitment to the prevention of sexual harm and other forms of gender-based violence.
Our university communities should be safe and free from violence. The National Student Safety Survey has revealed universities must continue to improve their response to and prevention of sexual harassment and sexual assault.
Respect Week March 13th-17th 2023
Join us for the inaugural Respect Week at La Trobe. There are local events, activities, and resources you can access in person and online from La Trobe. You can also join online events from universities across Victoria.
We can all contribute to creating a culture of respect, now and always.
Make Your Pledge
Write on the Respect at Uni pledge wall and share what you can do to contribute to a respectful University community.
Note: pledge wall active from 13th - 31st March
Respect at Uni Videos
Take a look at what La Trobe students say about respect at uni!
How do you contribute to a respectful university?
What makes you feel safe and supported at uni?
What does respect mean to you?
Respect Training at La Trobe
Learn more about the current training available at La Trobe for you to get involved in.
RPC8010 - Respectful Behaviour and Culture
All students should complete the Respectful Behaviour and Culture module on your LMS (find it in your subject overview).
Respectful Relationships & Bystander Training
You can also attend Respectful Relationships & Bystander Training – Register for training
If you have experienced or witnessed unacceptable or concerning behaviour, including sexual harassment and assault -please contact our Safer Community service.
Safer Community is a free, confidential support service if you, or someone you know, are experiencing concerning, threatening, inappropriate or uncomfortable behaviour.
Safer Community provide expert advice, information, and support concerning matters of bullying, harassment, aggression, discrimination, stalking, sexual harm and violence. We offer you options and referrals to help resolve your concerns to keep you and others safe.
Need a UNI-safe escort after dark?
- Albury-Wodonga Campus: (03) 9479 2222
- Bendigo Campus: (03) 5444 7999
- Melbourne Campus (Bundoora): (03) 9479 2222
Student Wellbeing Connect
A free support service for enrolled students. You may need a different kind of wellbeing support with guidance on managing and finding resources and support systems in the community and university. Phone 03 9479 1588 or use this enquiry form.
Student Counselling Service
Free, confidential counselling for enrolled students. You can access free short to medium term psychological support. Phone 03 9479 2956 or use this form to book in for a session.
- Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636, or https://www.beyondblue.org.au/
- Australia wide university support and safety services (listed through Universities Australia): www.universitiesaustralia.edu.au/our-universities/student-safety
For More Information about respect or how to get involved, contact Respectful Community
Participating Universities in Respect at Uni Week
- Australian Catholic University
- Deakin University
- La Trobe University
- Monash University
- RMIT University
- Swinburne University
- Think Education
- Torrens University Australia
- University of Melbourne
- Victoria University