Safe campuses

We are committed to a safe and inclusive university

All members of the Griffith University community have a right to feel welcome and safe. Together we strive to provide safe and inclusive environments to allow all students and staff to study and work free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or other behaviours that impact negatively on others.

Where to get help

If you have been, or feel you have been, subject to unwanted behaviour you can seek support:

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Sexual Harassment and Assault Counselling Phoneline

If you are seeking counselling for sexual harassment, sexual assault, or domestic and family violence, you can call the Sexual Harassment and Assault Counselling phone line for bookings with a counsellor, information and referrals on 555 29600 during business hours from 9am to 5pm (weekdays).

Security escort service

When working or studying at night, staff and students are encouraged to contact Security on 1800 800 707 to arrange an escort to take you to on-campus locations such as your carpark or accommodation.

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Consent Matters: Boundaries, Respect and Positive Intervention is a free online course that will help you understand sexual consent and how to recognise situations when consent can and can't be given, whatever your gender or sexuality. The course can support you in thinking about your own boundaries and how to talk about them. It also demonstrates different ways you could step in if you see or hear something you're uncomfortable with. This interactive course uses quizzes and student scenarios alongside research and resources.

Staff and students are encouraged to complete Consent Matters now available on Learning at Griffith.

Walking in rainbow shoes

As a Pride in Diversity member organisation, Griffith is pleased to provide staff and students with access to the 'Walking in Rainbow Shoes: LGBTI Inclusion training module'.

This 20 minute module was developed by Pride in Diversity and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, to enable broader training reach, and to assist in raising awareness about LGBTI inclusion, particularly in the workplace.

Staff and students are encouraged to complete 'Walking in Rainbow Shoes', now available on Learning at Griffith.

University should be a safe place for a person to discover what dreams they follow in life. University should never make an individual feel unsafe or afraid for their wellbeing. As such the Griffith SRC wholeheartedly supports the Respect Now Always campaign. We believe everyone should work to make Griffith a safe and supportive place for all.

Lucas Kennedy

Student Representative Council (SRC) Board Chairperson, Brisbane & Logan campuses

I'm proud to study at a University that aims to make everyone feel safe and welcome. As members of the University, we can all help to build an attitude that doesn't tolerate harassment, and encourages respect. Now and always.

George Lindley-Jones

President Student Guild, Gold Coast campus

We support the Respect. Now. Always. campaign as everyone has the right to feel safe on campus. We want Griffith to be a place where students are able to study free from bullying, harassment and discrimination, and therefore encourage all students to support this campaign to help make Griffith a safe and supportive learning environment for everyone.

Brittany McCormack

President Gold Coast Association of Postgraduates (GCAP), Gold Coast campus

Student Services

At Griffith we offer students and staff a range of helpful services, from access for students with disabilities, counselling and chaplaincy, to budgeting and health services

All members of the Griffith University community have a right to feel welcome and safe. Griffith University President and Vice Chancellor Professor Ian O’Connor speaks about how your behaviour can support this in a positive way.

The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG addresses on LGBTIQ diversity and inclusion on Australian university campuses. Filmed for the Queensland Universities Diversity Network, Gold Coast Forum on 4 May 2016.

1800RESPECT is the Australia's 24/7 telephone and online sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling service. For information or support, call: 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732) or visit:

Many people are uncomfortable when they see racism but are more likely to take a stand if they feel supported by others around them. This video shows how everyone can play an important role to prevent racism and intolerance.

Griffith University celebrated Harmony Week from March 21st - 25th, 2016. Some of our students, along with players from the Brisbane Roar talk about what Harmony means to them.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Griffith University celebrates diversity and promotes equity and inclusion in our campus communities.