University residences should be doing everything possible to stop sexual violence on campus

I AGREE

Compare Uni residences' training to prevent sexual assault

Fair Agenda has contacted 225 university residences across Australia with a survey asking what, if any, training they will provide to students and relevant staff in 2018. As of the 14 March 2018, just 148 residences have been willing to respond to the survey, and just 93 are involving a sexual assault service in any of their student trainings.

You can also use the drop down menus below to compare the key responses provided by residences in each state or university.

Here are the key findings from the 2018 survey: 

  • 225 residences had been contacted with the survey questions
  • 148 residences have answered the survey, of which: 
    • 128 residences say they are training all their students in consent and preventing sexual violence this year.
    • 116 residences will train students in how to be an "ethical bystander" (that is, to safely intervene if they think someone be at risk)
    • 115 residences will train students in how to respond if a friend discloses sexual assault
    • But only 57 residences say a sexual assault service is involved in training all their students (93 in total will involve a sexual assault service in training of any students) 
    • 135 residences said they would train all staff responsible for student welfare in preventing sexual violence
    • Only 101 residences could say that their training included content around evidence-based violence prevention research,
    • And only 84 residences said a sexual assault service would be involved in training all staff responsible for student welfare (109 residences in total said a sexual assault service would be involved in training any of their staff).

This year's survey shows that more residences than ever before are providing training to prevent sexual violence; and involving experts from a sexual assault service in that training. But many residences still have more to do; and dozens have consistently failed to respond to our questions about their training policies. You can find out which residences are doing what using the table and search tools below.

Please note: Fair Agenda has sent multiple communications to every residence on this list. Some have explicitly declined the invitation to participate in the survey, others have not responded to our communications at all. Due to the significant number of residences in Australia, we have not been able to call every residence to personally follow up. If your residence hasn't provided a response to the questions, we encourage you to get in touch with them directly. You can find out more about that here.

 

Loading data...
Loading data...

RESIDENCE*

UNIVERSITY

STATE

WILL ALL STUDENTS RECEIVE RELEVANT TRAINING?

WILL A SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICE BE INVOLVED IN STUDENT TRAINING?

DOES THE TRAINING INCLUDE SEXUAL CONSENT TRAINING?

IS THE TRAINING PER STUDENT AT LEAST 2 HOURS?

WILL STAFF RESPONSIBLE FOR RESIDENT WELFARE BE PROVIDED WITH RELEVANT TRAINING?

WILL A SEXUAL ASSAULT SERVICE BE INVOLVED IN STAFF TRAINING?

DOES THAT TRAINING INCLUDE HOW TO RESPOND TO DISCLOSURES?

DOES THAT TRAINING INCLUDE HOW TO CREATE A ZERO TOLERANCE FOR SEXUAL VIOLENCE?

  • YES
  • PARTIAL YES
  • NO
  • UNKNOWN
  • DID NOT RESPOND

* The information above represents survey responses provided by the residences themselves. Fair Agenda does not take responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided by residences.

Please note: If you represent a university residence and would like to update or provide a survey response, please contact Fair Agenda via info@fairagenda.org.

VIEW FULL RESULTS

Get Involved

To all Australian University Residences,

We urge you to do everything possible to prevent sexual violence on campus. As a first step, we call on every university residence to implement best-practice training in sexual consent and prevention of sexual violence for all students and relevant staff.

Will you sign?