Griffith recognises the right of all students and staff to study and work in a University environment where diversity, inclusion and equality of opportunity are valued and promoted.

The Harassment and Discrimination Contact Officer Network is a group of University staff and students committed to ensuring easy access, as a first point of contact, to information about the resolution and support options available.

How we can help

Trained Harassment and Discrimination Contact Officers are located on each campus and are available to people who are, or feel that they may have been, the subject of bullying, harassment or discrimination at Griffith University. The role of the HDCO is to be a confidential point of contact to listen to concerns, explain University policies and procedures and provide information on resolution options.

What do we do?

  • Listen to the concerns of students and staff and discuss options for resolution
  • Support staff/students to access and understand relevant policies and resolution procedures
  • Allow staff/students to choose the option/s most suitable to them
  • Maintain confidentiality and be impartial

What don’t we do?

  • Tell staff/students what you should do
  • Take action on your behalf
  • Disclose your name to anyone, except where there is a real threat to personal safety

How can you contact us?

  • A list of trained staff HDCOs is available on the Griffith phonebook
  • Contact your student association ( SRC, Student Guild, GUPSA or GCAP) for trained student HDCOs and other advocacy information
  • Role statement

Support for personal violence

Access priority support for survivors of sexual assault and harassment

Who are the Contact Officers?

Staff and students understand the importance of timely access to confidential support, and respect everyone’s right to determine their own preferred course of action, once they have all the relevant information.

Contact a Contact Officer

Definitions

What constitutes bullying, harassment, discrimination or sexual assault?