Swinburne to release results on sexual assault survey
Tuesday 4 April 2017
- National student prevalence survey on sexual assault and sexual harassment
- Survey run as part of the Universities Australia Respect. Now. Always. initiative
- Swinburne to release the university's results mid-2017
Swinburne Vice-Chancellor Professor Linda Kristjanson says the survey results will provide valuable information to the university sector.
"Swinburne takes a zero-tolerance stand against sexual assault and harassment," says Professor Kristjanson.
"We are committed to releasing the university's results from the student survey on sexual assault and harassment. We will use these results to keep improving support services for students and staff."
About the survey
In September 2016, Swinburne joined 38 universities across Australia to conduct a national student survey on sexual assault and harassment.
The survey was developed by the Australian Human Rights Commission and is an important part of the nation-wide Respect. Now. Always. campaign against sexual assault and harassment.
The survey was completed by 39,000 students nationwide. Survey data will be reported by the Australian Human Rights Commission in the middle of 2017.
This announcement follows a statement from Universities Australia on Tuesday 4 April 2017.
If you feel distress related to this story or in relation to the survey, support is available by calling 1800 RESPECT.