Looking for support

Discussing and disclosing instances of violence, abuse or harassment can be traumatic, uncomfortable and difficult. UOW has adopted a support-first model that works to ensure that you are supported on your own terms. We want you to know that it is not your fault and you are not alone.

SARC is here to help

You can contact the SARC team for support, advice and to find out about your reporting options. You can decide what you choose to do next and the type of support that you need. Find out how SARC can support you.

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Safe and Respectful Communities at UOW

SARC

The SARC Team works with students, staff and the wider community to educate and inform the university community about respectful relationships.

We promote safety on campus and aim to prevent sexual assault, violence and harassment at the University of Wollongong. 

When incidents do occur, we help manage them with a compassionate, trauma-informed and support focussed approach.

At UOW we encourage you to speak out and seek support if you have experienced or witnessed unacceptable behaviour

Such as...

sexual assault, harassment, violence, domestic violence, bullying, discrimination

So what happens when you contact us?

First, our trained staff will talk to you confidentially about what has happened.

We will listen to you, believe you and talk to you about your options to help you decide what happens next.

We can provide you with information and assistance and can connect you with support services at UOW and in the community who can help.

We can also support you to manage the impacts on your studies at UOW.

If what happened relates to a member of our university community, we will talk to you about whether our rules about behaviour at UOW may have been broken

You can decide if you want to make a formal report about what has happened to the university.

In some situations, UOW may need to take action to keep everyone safe.

Depending on what has happened, you may also decide to report the matter to the police. 

We can help you to do that.

Be assured, we will keep you informed and support you every step of the way. 

If you are an international student, reporting to the university or the police will not affect your visa.

Reach out to Safe and Respectful Communities – SARC – for information, support and advice

You can contact us by email through our website or by phone