Respect is central to ECU’s values. We respect your right to a safe culture and environment to study and work in. We are committed to continuing to develop a culture at ECU that aims to prevent inappropriate behaviour and encourages staff and students to speak up and act if an incident occurs.
At ECU, we have zero tolerance for sexual assault and harassment. Over many years, policies have been developed to prevent sexual assault and harassment and ensure that services are in place to support students when they disclose or report an incident.
ECU has joined other Australian Universities, partnering in the Universities Australia campaign RESPECT.NOW.ALWAYS to improve awareness and support for victims of sexual assault.
The campaign raises awareness of sexual assault and harassment on Australian university campuses. By raising awareness of this important issue, the campaign aims to empower those who have experienced sexual assault or harassment to seek the help and support they need. It also provides an opportunity for the university sector to review policies, reporting procedures, and support services for victim survivors of sexual assault.
For more information, see the RESPECT.NOW.ALWAYS website.