Respect Now Always - Supporting Staff

Published: Wednesday 24th February 2016

The Respect Now Always campaign has been launched as part of the University‚Äôs 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.

Information to assist staff to provide support to students can be found here.

Staff members who have concerns about sexual assault or sexual harassment can seek assistance from:

  • Their nominated supervisor or their next most senior University officer
  • Human Resources (ext 4222)
  • ACU Discrimination and Harassment Advisers
  • Campus Security - if they have immediate concerns for their safety

ACU offers staff the Employee Assistance Program, which provides 24-hour confidential professional counselling to staff and their immediate families free of charge if they are experiencing distress. The EAP can be contacted on 1800 818 728.

The National Hotline for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault is also available to offer support: 1800 737 732.

The ACU Discrimination and Harassment policy is available at: