Student Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response Policy


The University of Adelaide provides students with a safe environment which promotes the respect of each member of the University community. Sexual assault or sexual harassment against any student or member of the University community is unacceptable. Any reported sexual assault or sexual harassment will be taken seriously, investigated and may constitute misconduct.

The University promotes an environment that is free from sexual assault and sexual harassment. In support of that commitment, the University takes steps to increase awareness of sexual assault and sexual harassment, provides support for survivors, investigates all reports of sexual assault and sexual harassment, and deals fairly with all parties. Where investigations find that an incident of sexual assault or sexual harassment has occurred the University will take appropriate action.

This policy supports the University's framework for dealing with student misconduct, which consists of the Statute Chapter 3 - of Student Misconduct, the Student Misconduct Policy, the Student Misconduct Rules, the Student Behaviour and Conduct Procedure, and the Student Charter (together the 'Student Misconduct Framework'). Alleged misconduct by staff or titleholders is managed under the University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement (as amended) (staff) or the Titleholder Conferral of Honorary Roles Procedure (titleholders).

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  • Administration, Approval and Review

    RMO File No. 2018/9612
    Policy custodian Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
    Responsible policy officer Director, Student Life, Division of Academic and Student Engagement
    Endorsed by Vice-Chancellors Executive on 9 October 2019
    Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 26 November 2019
    Approved by Vice-Chancellor and President on 26 November 2019
    Related Policies Behaviour and Conduct Policy
    Child-Safe Environment Policy
    Code of Conduct
    Equal Opportunity Policy
    Harassment and Workplace Bullying Information Sheet Privacy Policy
    Safer Campus Community Statement of Rights Statutes of the University
    Student Behaviour and Conduct Procedure Student Charter
    Student Critical Incidents Policy
    Student Critical Incidents Procedure
    Student Misconduct Policy
    Student Misconduct Rules
    University of Adelaide Enterprise Agreement University Records Policy
    Related legislation Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017 Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935 (SA) Higher Education Standards Framework (Threshold Standards) 2015 Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth.)
    Effective from 26 November 2019
    Review Date 25 November 2022
    Contact for queries about the policy Manager, Student Affairs, ext 33191

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