Promoting safe, respectful campus communities at Griffith University

Sexual assault and sexual harassment are not tolerated at Griffith University.  All members of our University community have a right to feel welcome, safe and supported. We are committed to providing safe and inclusive communities, on-campus and online, which are free from harassment, bullying, discrimination and assault.  We encourage all members of the Griffith community to call out, report and seek support if disrespectful behaviours occur.

Introducing the SASH Responder Network


At Griffith University, we all share a responsibility to create respectful and safe campus communities, where assault, harassment and disrespectful behaviours are not tolerated.

As part of a range of awareness and education activities, the University hosts an annual sexual violence awareness and prevention campaign, It's On All Of Us.

  1. It’s on all of us to  recognise when something's not right;
  2. It's on all of us to  be effective bystanders;
  3. It's on all of us to  know how to support our friends and colleagues;
  4. It's on all of us to  call out and report disrespectful behaviour;
  5. It's on all of us to  create safe campus communities.

Unfortunately, Covid-19 has restricted our ability to host on-campus events in 2020, however we are working on a series of virtual activities in Domestic & Family Violence Prevention Month (May) and Sexual Violence Prevention Month (October).

What is sexual assault and sexual harassment?

Sex and Respect: It's On All Of Us

Whatever your gender, sexuality or relationship status, this free module from the MATE Bystander team aims to help you:

  • understand respect as a foundation to healthy relationships;
  • identify consent and non-consent in relationships and sexual interactions;
  • understand attitudes and assumptions in society which effect your own beliefs and boundaries; and
  • learn ways to look out for friends and others through positive leadership as an active bystander

Staff and students should complete Sex and Respect: It's On All Of Us.  Available on Learning@Griffith from February 2020.

Ninety Percent

For the inaugural It’s On All of Us week in 2018, then first year Acting students from our Performing Arts department at QCGU compiled and performed Ninety Percent to live audiences.

This powerful performance has since been filmed by LiveLab at Griffith Film School and is now provided for Griffith staff and students as a learning tool, aimed at sparking conversation and increasing awareness.

See Respectful Campus Communities to access the film and download a user toolkit.

Cycling through Consent

Everyone should understand consent.

If you're struggling though, this short animated video takes a fun and simple approach to thinking about:

  • what consent is; and
  • what it does and does not look like.

If consent is not given, or if it is revoked, it's not okay to continue.

Griffith thanks Western University for the use of this resource.

Respectful campuses

Promoting harassment, bullying and discrimination free study and work environments

MATE Program

MATE is a primary prevention education program that focises on the role of bystanders in our community.  Students and staff can complete the MATE Program online through Learning@Griffith.

Campus Support Team

Security escort services, safety and security resources

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