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Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment

ECC is a safe space for all

Edith Cowan College is committed to cultivating a respectful, diverse, equitable and inclusive community. We believe everyone in our community has the right to have a safe, secure and comfortable learning and work environment. Learn more about Respect. Now. Always.

We do not tolerate sexual harassment or assault. Community members found to be in breach of the Student Conduct Policy or Staff Code of Conduct, will be counselled, warned or disciplined. This may include formal discipline (such as dismissal or exclusion).

We are committed to prioritising your safety

As part of our commitment to the safety of our community, we are creating a space for staff and students to have conversations without fear of humiliation or victimisation. These conversations will be kept in confidence due to their personal and sensitive nature. We have a standalone Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response Policy and Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Response Procedures to support and articulate the College’s commitment to prevent and address sexual assault and sexual harassment.

Report a sexual assault or sexual harassment

If you are aware of or have experienced an incident of sexual assault or harassment, see something that shouldn’t be happening, or feel unsafe, please report it. You can make an anonymous report if you choose. All reports are treated seriously and confidentially.

We encourage students to report sexual assault to the WA Police. We also recognise that reporting a crime of sexual assault is an individual decision which only the person assaulted can make.

  • WA Police: call 131 444 or go to your local police station

We also encourage you to report any incident or sexual assault or sexual harassment that you experience or witness on our campuses, or at any of our activities, to ECU and/or ECC. You can remain anonymous.

What support is available?

We encourage you to see support. Sexual assault or harassment is not something you should have to cope with on your own. You don’t need to submit a formal report to access support at ECC.

ECC Student Counsellor

The Student Counsellor is available to support students. The Student Counsellor will also help ECC students who have been the victim of sexual assault or sexual harassment to access appropriate services.

Community support services

National Hotline for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, contact the National Hotline on 1800 737 732.

Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC): If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, contact SARC 24/7 on 9340-1828 or visit the SARC website.

How to support others

Information on how to support someone who discloses sexual assault and/or sexual harassment can be found in: Supporting Someone who has experienced Sexual Assault and or Sexual Harassment.

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