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

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Compare Uni residences' training to prevent sexual assault

This October Fair Agenda contacted the 233 university residences across Australia with a survey asking what, if any, training they will provide to students and relevant staff in 2019.

As of the 22 January 2019, just 136 residences have been willing to respond to the survey, and just 86 residences have indicated they will involve a sexual assault service in their full 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 survey about 2019 training: 

  • 233 residences had been contacted with the survey questions
  • 136 residences have answered the survey so far, of which: 
    • 118 residences have indicated that all their students will be trained in consent and preventing sexual violence (A further 18 will train some students)
    • 88 have indicated a sexual assault service will be involved in training all students (a further 37 will involve a sexual assault service in training at least some students). 
    • 130 residences indicated they will train all staff responsible for student welfare (A further 6 will provide training to some staff)
    • 110 residences indicated they will involve a sexual assault service in training all staff (a further 20 residences indicated they would involve a sexual assault service in training at least some staff)
    • 133 residences will train students in how to be an "ethical bystander" (that is, to safely intervene if they think someone be at risk)
    • 135 residences will train students in how to respond if a friend discloses sexual assault

This year's survey shows that more residences than ever before are involving experts from a sexual assault service in their training. But many residences still have more to do; and dozens have consistently failed to respond to our questions about their training policies each year. 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.

 

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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.

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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.

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