Information for reporting a concern

The University's role is to help students with a variety of concerns, issues or circumstances that affect their ability to engage with their studies. If you are involved in an incident or are concerned about a student and it is not an emergency, you are encouraged to make a report.


Currently enrolled students and staff of the university may choose to make a report using this online form. This online form requires a student or staff ID. Reporting a formal concern is for the purpose of seeking investigation in addition to accessing support. Alternative reporting options are outlined below.

Report a formal concern

Reports from staff, students and external parties are welcome. You may choose to report a concern informally for the purpose of seeking support and/or informing the University of a safety or well-being concern. You may also choose to report anonymously. Concerns reported anonymously are taken seriously.

Report an informal or anonymous concern

Reports are not reviewed after hours, on weekends, or on public holidays. If students or staff are in immediate danger or require urgent medical attention, the first step is to call emergency services on 000 (112 from mobile phones) or call Griffith University security on 1800 800 707 (extension 7777 from any University phone).

For emergency assistance while studying or working overseas, contact International SOS immediately to report urgent medical, travel or other assistance during the journey by telephoning reverse charge (from overseas) (61) (2) 9372-2468, quote Griffith University’s membership number 12AYCA000069.

You may choose to report a concern anonymously. Concerns reported anonymously are taken seriously.

What to report using the online form?

Sexual assault

Any unwanted or forced sexual act or behaviour that occurs without consent.


Repeated verbal, physical, social or psychological behaviour that is harmful and involves the misuse of power by an individual or group towards one or more persons.


Repeated behaviour that is directed at an individual or group of students and is offensive, humiliating, intimidating or threatening.

Sexual harassment

Any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that is offensive, humiliating, intimidating or threatening.  The behaviour does not have to be repeated for it to constitute sexual harassment.


When a person is treated less favourably than another person because of an attribute (direct discrimination), or when a requirement that is the same for everyone has an unfair effect on some people because of an attribute (indirect discrimination).


Report in a way that’s right for you; you have options that allow you to manage our response to your report. A staff member or other responder may report on your behalf or you may choose to make a report anonymously. Only with your consent will action be taken in response to your report.

Choose the reporting option that makes you feel safe.