- Preventing, Reporting and Responding to Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment (SASH)
Change the Course report which was released by the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) in 2017 identified the prevention of, and response to sexual assault and sexual harassment (SASH) as an area of national focus across Australian universities.
Key findings of the Change the Course report included:
The prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual assault in university settings is unacceptably high
There is significant underreporting of sexual harassment and sexual assault to universities, and
Universities need to do more to prevent incidents from occurring, and respond appropriately.
Following the release of the report, Ozford Institute of Higher Education (Ozford) has undertaken significant work in improving the processes for the prevention of and response to sexual assault and sexual harassment on campus.
Ozford has a zero tolerance towards sexual harassment, sexual assault and any violence and treats all reports or concerns seriously and sensitively. If you are experiencing or have experienced any form of sexual harassment or sexual assault, support is also available.