We are committed to a safe and inclusive university

All members of the Griffith University community have a right to feel welcome and safe. Together we strive to provide safe and inclusive environments to allow all students and staff to study and work free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or other behaviours that impact negatively on others.

Where to get help

If you have been, or feel you have been, subject to unwanted behaviour you can seek support:

You can seek advice about your support options from our:

Through these support services you can request your identity remain private. Whoever you speak to will record the “contact” but not disclose your identity without your permission. If you do disclose your identity this information will be treated sensitively and with due regard for personal privacy.

Remember you can pursue other options at anytime, including reporting the incident to Griffith University.

Security escort service

When working or studying at night, staff and students are encouraged to contact Security on 1800 800 707 to arrange an escort to take you to on-campus locations such as your carpark or accommodation.

You can seek emotional support from the following options

These services are confidential. Any personal information will not be released to a third party without your permission, or unless there is a threat to the safety of you or others.

Remember you can pursue other options at anytime.

Security escort service

When working or studying at night, staff and students are encouraged to contact Security on 1800 800 707 to arrange an escort to take you to on-campus locations such as your carpark or accommodation.

The following services can assist you in reporting an incident or make a complaint

You can request your identity remain private. Whoever you speak to will record the “contact” but not disclose your identity without your permission. You can submit an online complaint form or incident form anonymously if you do not want your identity to be known.

Formal complaints will be investigated. Remember you can pursue other options anytime, including reporting an incident to police.

Security escort service

When working or studying at night, staff and students are encouraged to contact Security on 1800 800 707 to arrange an escort to take you to on-campus locations such as your carpark or accommodation.

If you wish to report an incident that just happened, dial 000 and ask for Police. If you are deaf or have a speech or hearing impairment call 106 from a teletypewriter.

If you think you need help contacting police the following contacts can provide assistance:

Remember you can pursue other options at anytime including reporting the incident to Griffith University. You can also report anonymously to police.

Security escort service

When working or studying at night, staff and students are encouraged to contact Security on 1800 800 707 to arrange an escort to take you to on-campus locations such as your carpark or accommodation.

Sexual Harassment and Assault Counselling Phoneline

If you are seeking counselling for sexual harassment, sexual assault, or domestic and family violence, you can call the Sexual Harassment and Assault Counselling phone line for bookings with a counsellor, information and referrals on 555 29600 during business hours from 9am to 5pm (weekdays).

Security escort service

When working or studying at night, staff and students are encouraged to contact Security on 1800 800 707 to arrange an escort to take you to on-campus locations such as your carpark or accommodation.

Consent matters speech bubble

Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention is a free online course that will help you understand sexual consent and how to recognise situations when consent can and can't be given, whatever your gender or sexuality. The course can support you in thinking about your own boundaries and how to talk about them. It also demonstrates different ways you could step in if you see or hear something you're uncomfortable with. This interactive course uses quizzes and student scenarios alongside research and resources.

Staff and students are encouraged to complete Consent Matters now available on Learning at Griffith.

Walking in rainbow shoes

As a Pride in Diversity member organisation, Griffith is pleased to provide staff and students with access to the 'Walking in Rainbow Shoes: LGBTI Inclusion training module'.

This 20 minute module was developed by Pride in Diversity and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, to enable broader training reach, and to assist in raising awareness about LGBTI inclusion, particularly in the workplace.

Staff and students are encouraged to complete 'Walking in Rainbow Shoes', now available on Learning at Griffith.

University should be a safe place for a person to discover what dreams they follow in life. University should never make an individual feel unsafe or afraid for their wellbeing. As such the Griffith SRC wholeheartedly supports the Respect Now Always campaign. We believe everyone should work to make Griffith a safe and supportive place for all.

Lucas Kennedy

Student Representative Council Board Chairperson, Brisbane and Logan campuses

I'm proud to study at a University that aims to make everyone feel safe and welcome. As members of the University, we can all help to build an attitude that doesn't tolerate harassment, and encourages respect. Now and always.

George Lindley-Jones

President Student Guild, Gold Coast campus

It is of utmost importance that everyone at Griffith University is free from bullying, harassment and discrimination. GCAP strongly endorses the Respect. Now. Always campaign, as everybody deserves the right to feel safe and supported on campus at all times.

Pierre Hofstee

President Gold Coast Association of Postgraduates, Gold Coast campus

Student Services

We offer a range of services from disability access, counselling and chaplaincy, to budgeting and health services

Respect now always

All members of the Griffith University community have a right to feel welcome and safe. Griffith University President and Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor speaks about how your behaviour can support this in a positive way.

Diversity Address by The Honourable Michael Kirby

The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG addresses on LGBTIQ diversity and inclusion on Australian university campuses. Filmed for the Queensland Universities Diversity Network, Gold Coast Forum on 4 May 2016.

1800RESPECT TVC

1800RESPECT is the Australia's 24/7 telephone and online sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. For information or support, call: 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or visit: www.1800respect.org.au

Discrimination

Many people are uncomfortable when they see racism but are more likely to take a stand if they feel supported by others around them. This video shows how everyone can play an important role to prevent racism and intolerance.

Harmony Week 2016

Griffith University celebrated Harmony Week from March 21st - 25th, 2016. Some of our students, along with players from the Brisbane Roar talk about what Harmony means to them.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Griffith University celebrates diversity and promotes equity and inclusion in our campus communities