The ANU Medical School and the ANU Medical School Student’s society are committed to ensuring that all students feel safe and supported, learning in an environment free of bullying, sexual harassment and discrimination.
Experiencing or witnessing sexual harassment and bullying can be extremely distressing and overwhelming.
For IMMEDIATE Emergency Help:
- Call 000
To speak to a counsellor 1800RESPECT (National sexual assault, family violence counselling service)
- Call 1800 737 732
- Online counselling: https://www.1800respect.org.au/contact-us/
Other local and national services offering specialist support include the following:
- Canberra Rape Crisis Centre (7am – 11pm)
T (02) 6247 2525
- NSW Rape Crisis Centre (24hrs)
T 1800 424 017
- Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault
T (02) 6287 3935
- Canberra Sexual Health Centre
T (020) 6244 2184
- Emergency Medical Care – Canberra Hospital
T (020) 6244 2222
- AFP Sexual Assault Team
T 13 14 44
- NSW Police Assistance Line
T 13 14 44
Reporting Sexual Harassment at the ANU Medical School
Sexual harassment is any unwanted, unwelcome or uninvited behaviour of a sexual nature that results in a person feeling humiliated, intimidated or offended.
It can involve physical contact or verbal remarks of a sexual nature.
If you have been the victim of sexual harassment, please know that there are support structures in place for you to use.
- Contact your year coordinator, the ANUMS equity officer or ANU Dean of students
- Whoever you contact will get in touch with you and offer support, and give you information about possible next steps
- If you decide to pursue it, the ANU can assign an Independent investigator to investigate your report. Their findings will only be shared with the Director of the ANU Medical School, Dean of the College of Health and Medicine.