It's On All Of Us

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

Each year, the University hosts a sexual violence awareness and prevention week, It's On All Of Us.  In 2021, It's On All Of Us will be held in T1, week 8 (3-7 May) and all Griffith staff and students are invited to join us, on campus and online.

All staff and students are encouraged to participate in It's On All Of Us week activities to increase awareness, understanding and confidence.

  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.

It's On All Of Us 2021

Lean into Love and Support

TUESDAY 4 MAY The Gold Coast Student Guild will host a Library Lawn event outside G11 on Tuesday 4 May, 10am - 12pm. Come along to meet the Guild wellbeing team and learn more about Safe Campuses, It's On All Of Us week, and how the Guild and the University can support you.

It's On All Of Us podcast: Respect, relationships and research

Nance Haxton in conversation with Professor Patrick O'Leary and Megan Sharp about respect, relationships and research. Award-winning journalist and Griffith journalism lecturer Nance Haxton talks with internationally recognised violence researcher Professor Patrick O'Leary and Project Officer for Student Wellbeing and Safety, Megan Sharp. CLICK TO LISTEN

Be an Influencer: performance and panel discussion

WEDNESDAY 5 MAY at the G11 Lawn and Shard Join Dr Adele Pavlidis in conversation with Griffith alumnus Kayla 'KMAY' Cosgrove, student Madeleine Bennet and Consent is Rad co-founder, Dr Indigo Willing. The panel will discuss community attitudes and behaviours towards consent and disrespectful behaviours, and how it's on all of us to lead the change. KMAY will also perform her single 'Don't Touch'. This event will run to a covid-safe plan. If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend. Click to register.

It's On All Of Us 2021 @ Nathan Market Day

THURSDAY 6 MAY Join us from 11am to 1pm at the Nathan Campus Market Day to learn more about Griffith's Safe Campuses initiative and It's On All Of Us activities. Attendees will be able to share in giveaways and enjoy the other market day stalls and food trucks.

Lunchbox webinar: The role of the bystander in preventing violence

FRIDAY 7 MAY Join Shaan Ross-Smith and Anoushka Dowling from the MATE Bystander Program for a lunchbox webinar from 11.30am-12.30pm on Friday 7 May. Bystanders are in a position to stop abuse from happening, to prevent abuse from escalating or support someone involved. Want to learn more? This one hour webinar will discuss: who is a bystander and what impact they can have; the barriers to being a bystander; and applying the MATE Bystander Intervention framework to real world scenarios. Click to register.

MATE Bystander panel discussion

FRIDAY 7 MAY Join MATE Bystander Program Director, Shaan Ross-Smith in conversation with Dr Fiona Baird and Griffith student Kara Batchelor to discuss the role of the bystander in leading change and helping to prevent violence. This panel style webinar will be held on Friday 7 May, 1.00-2.00pm. Click to register.

Recognise. Respond. Refer

The Recognise. Respond. Refer. module aims to help the Griffith community to understand the basics of how to:

  • recognise the signs of personal violence and disrespectful behaviour
  • respond with empathy to a disclosure
  • refer to support and reporting services at, or external to, the University

Complete Recognise. Respond. Refer. online via Learning@Griffith for:

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 on Learning@Griffith.

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
  • 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.