Reporting sexual misconduct connected with the University
Sexual misconduct is prohibited at the University of Sydney. Behaviour that is intimidating, abusive, disrespectful or threatening, including sexual assault and sexual harassment, is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
Using this form you can report a recent or historical incident of sexual misconduct that is connected to the University of Sydney. For example, an incident is connected to the University if it:
- occurred on University lands or property;
- occurred at, or in connection with, a Residential College, or University owned or affiliated accommodation;
- occurred on, or through use of, University ICT resources or other University equipment;
- occurred at, or in connection with, any University related function or event; or
- occurred at any event run by or affiliated with University student organisations, clubs or societies.
We cannot investigate reports of incidents that are not connected to the University.
Our aims are to:
- provide information about the options and support services that are available to you;
- collect accurate information about incidents of sexual misconduct connected to the University;
- reduce incidents of sexual misconduct by identifying trends from reports.
Support from the University
We understand that completing this form can be overwhelming. If you require any assistance with the completion of this form, we encourage you to contact the University's Safer Communities Office on +61 2 8627 6808 or on 1800 SYD HLP (1800 793 457) whose staff are available from Monday-Friday 9am-5pm. Alternatively, you can email them on firstname.lastname@example.org. The Safer Communities Office will be in contact with
you by the next business day.
If you feel you need to talk to someone right now and it is outside of business hours, we encourage you to contact the NSW Sexual Violence Helpline on 1800 424 017 or online via www.fullstop.org.au (which is available
24/7) or 1800Respect - National Sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service on 1800 737 732 or online via www.1800respect.org.au (Available 24/7).
Completing this form
We encourage you to have a look through this form before you start to complete it. If you would like to provide additional information to the University, we encourage you to type this up in a Word document and attach it in the 'Additional Information'
section at the end of the form.
Please note that it will not be possible for you to save your information until you reach the end of the form. If you are unable to complete this form in one sitting, please print to PDF, and attach it in the 'Additional Information' section. Please
close your browser before leaving your computer, to ensure that your information is not visible to others.
A reference number will be provided to you after you have submitted your report. You should make a note of your reference number in case you would like to follow up on your report or add any further details later on. You can do this by emailing
Fields marked with a red asterisk * are mandatory.
You can access this PDF guide to assist you when making a report online.
To print or keep a copy
After you have completed this form, you may wish to print it or save it as a PDF before submitting it, so that you have a copy of the information you have provided for your own records. These functions are available at the end of the form.