Everyone has the right to safety and life without fear. 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.
If you find yourself feeling unsafe on campus, Griffith University offers the following services:
- Use the free Security escort service to travel safely to your car and around campus at night.
- Use the free Security Bus Service (Nathan and Gold Coast). These services begin at 6pm and runs every half hour until 30 minutes after the Library closes.
- Access Security by calling 1800 800 707 or calling them from any lift phone or intercom around campus.
- A list of Emergency contacts is conveniently located in the Griffith App under ‘Emergency’.
- Visit the Safe Campuses website to explore counselling and support options available to you.
If you find yourself in a position where you don’t feel safe there are a number of things you can do to help protect your own personal security:
- Avoid isolated places, especially at night. Try not to be out alone after dark.
- Stick to well-lit routes where there are people in sight.
- If you are going out late, try to tell someone where you’re going and what time you expect to be back.
- Don’t accept lifts from strangers.
- Trust your gut instincts and avoid people and situations that make you feel uncomfortable.
- Don’t allow ‘tailgaters’ to enter secured doors behind you.
- Jog or bike during daylight only in areas you are familiar with.
- If exercising, jog with a group of friends.
- Don't use earphones connected to a portable music device when out alone. It will distract you from who and what is around you.
- When you are socialising, don't leave your drink unattended, don't drink too much. Keeping a clear head makes it easier to make wise decisions when it comes to personal safety.
- Never accept food or drink from someone who is strange to you. If you didn’t see the food or drink being made, never take it (unless it’s in an unopened container). Always keep your eyes on your food or drink during a party or date.
- Be careful what you share on social media - be cautious when announcing your location and who you are with.
The Queensland Police Service has produced a brochure containing advice to help you stay safe.
For more information on crime prevention, visit the Queensland Police Service website.
A range of personal safety apps can be purchased for your smart phone (visit Google Play or the AppStore).
If you want to report an incident to police:
- Please call 000 if you wish to report an incident to Queensland Police Service
- You can also report anonymously to police
If you think you need help contacting police the following contacts can provide assistance:
- Griffith security
- Student Support Officers in Griffith’s four Student Associations (links to each of these can be found here)
- Counselling & Wellbeing
If you want report an incident to Griffith University:
The following services can assist you in reporting an incident or make a complaint
- Call Counsellor (Violence Response and Prevention) (07) 5552 9600
- Griffith Security Report
- Harassment & Discrimination Contact Officer Network
- Online student complaint form
Griffith University Counselling and Support services
- Griffith After Hours Crisis Support Service 5pm - 9am weekdays, 24/7 weekends and public holidays. T: 1300 785 442. SMS: 0488 868 742
- Griffith Counselling and Wellbeing (Student Services) or call Counsellor (Violence Response and Prevention) on (07) 555 29600
- Griffith Health and Medical Services (Student Services)
- Residential advisors in the Griffith residential colleges
- Other external support services
- More information at the Safe Campuses webpage