Sexual assault and sexual harassment – Admissions-Southern Cross University

Sexual assault and sexual harassment

This webpage below provides information that will guide and assist you or someone you know on the choices and decisions if you or they have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment. It will also outline reporting options and the available services internal and external to Southern Cross University.

Sexual assault and harassment can exert a devastating impact within the university community, significantly impacting victims’ academic performance, mental health, and sense of safety. Educating everyone about these issues empowers survivors to recognize, prevent, and respond to such behaviours. By fostering a culture of consent, respect, and accountability, we can create safer environments where everyone feels valued and supported. Education also dismantles myths, reduces stigma, and encourages survivors to seek help. Furthermore, it equips students with the tools to challenge harmful attitudes and behaviours, fostering a generation of leaders committed to nurturing inclusive, equitable, and respectful campuses.

Services offered at Southern Cross University are free and confidential, and accessing these services will NOT be shown on your academic record; it will NOT impact any visa status you may hold and will NOT affect your employment at Southern Cross University.

Sexual assault and sexual harassment