The University is committed to providing a safe and respectful environment for all members of our community. In addition to providing advice and support, the University is able to investigate and take action in relation to reports of inappropriate, concerning or threatening behaviour.
This form is for making an initial report to the University about an issue or incident that has occurred. Incidents reported to the University are formally recorded and investigated. Where appropriate you may be encouraged to report an incident to the police, and support to do this is available.
What will happen if you report an incident?
We aim to respond to all incidents within 2 business days.
The University will endeavour to respond to your report as soon as possible. Timeframes for a response may vary depending on the nature of your report, any particular allegations made and the outcome you are seeking. The University will keep you updated on the progress of your report and any investigation.
The following process is designed to ensure that you receive support and protection in reporting your incident.
It's understandable that you may feel anxious about reporting an incident, however the University encourages you to make a report so that we can take steps to protect you and other members of the University community.
Once you have submitted the report, the Student Behaviour and Conduct Committee will respond, as part of the Student Behaviour and Conduct Procedure. The Executive Officer or nominee may take immediate steps to protect your safety and the safety of other students. This might involve, excluding the accused from the University while an investigation occurs. Security services can also arrange protection and support for you to ensure your safety on campus. This includes a free security escort for you while on campus (available also after hours).
Who will investigate your report?
The Executive Officer may refer the report to the Student Behaviour and Conduct Committee for investigation. The Student Behaviour and Conduct Committee comprises:
- Executive Director, Division of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Vice-President (Academic)
- Manager, Student Affairs
- Student Affairs Officers (2)
- Associate Director, Student Life
The Committee may also liaise with other staff as required, including Legal Services.
If the accused is a student, following any investigation they may be referred to the Student Misconduct Tribunal for potential disciplinary action. Penalties vary from permanent expulsion from the University, to exclusion or suspension for a specified period.
If the accused is a member of University staff, when appropriate they will be referred to their supervisor for possible disciplinary action, in line with Human Resources procedures.
If you wish to report any incident to SA Police, the University can support you with this.
Submit a report
We encourage you to report an incident to enable the University to take action. Please complete the form below. If you would like information about this process, please call 8313 1200 from Monday to Friday between 9am – 5pm.
If you require immediate assistance, please refer to these emergency contacts.
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