Discussing and disclosing instances of sexual assault or sexual harassment can be traumatic, uncomfortable and difficult. UOW has adopted a support-first model that works to ensure you are supported on your own terms. We want you to know that if you have experienced or witnessed sexual assault, sexual harassment or harassment of any other nature it is not your fault and you are not alone.
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Support and reporting at UOW
We offer a range of support and reporting options to students who have experienced sexual assault or sexual harassment. We encourage all members of the community to speak out, report and seek support if they see behaviour that is threatening in any way.Get support
Here at UOW we want you to feel safe and supported on campus and are committed to creating a safe and respectful community, free from discrimination harassment and assault.
As part of our commitment to supporting you, we offer free confidential counselling including face-to-face and phone support. You'll find information on how to access these services at the counselling webpage.
For any students affected by sexual assault and sexual harassment, we have specialist case management support and priority appointments available through the counselling service. We also encourage you to report any incidents to the police and to the University's Safe and Respectful Communities team who can guide you through the support and reporting options available. Head to their webpage to find out more.
We also offer our UOW 24-hour well-being line that you can call or text to get free help from qualified support workers.
Remember you're not alone. Help is available and we're here to support you.