Respect Now Always

Published: Wednesday 17th February 2016

Australian Catholic University is a place of safety and respect.  ACU will launch the Respect Now Always campaign over the next few weeks as part of the University’s commitment to promoting campuses that are safe from sexual assault and sexual harassment. This campaign is supported by Universities Australia.

The Respect Now Always campaign seeks to raise awareness among University students and staff that sexual assault and sexual harassment are unacceptable and illegal, and to provide clear pathways of support for those who need it.

We all have a role to play in ensuring our universities are places of safety and respect.

Students will be encouraged to report any incidents of sexual violence and harassment to a University counsellor, Security, or to the National Domestic Violence hotline.

The ACU Discrimination and Harassment policy is available at: http://www.acu.edu.au/policy/hr/equal_opportunity/discrimination_and_harassment

Staff can refer student reports of sexual assault and sexual harassment to:

Manager Counselling Darko Hajzler darko.hajzler@acu.edu.au ph. 03 9953 3579

Manager Disability Services Carolyn Toonen carolyn.toonen@acu.edu.au ph. 07 3623 7377

Director Office of Student Success Evelyn Picot evelyn.picot@acu.edu.au ph. 02 9739 2924

The National Hotline for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault: 1800 737 732.

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