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. Reports from employees of external agencies, members of the public, staff and fellow students concerned about the safety and well-being of our students are welcome.

You may choose to make a report by using the online form.

Report a 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 whilst 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.

Sometimes a fellow student cannot or will not ask for help, so informing us of your concern may be a critical factor in them receiving support and assistance.

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

What to report using the online form?

Critical Incident

A traumatic event, or the threat of such (within or outside Australia), which causes extreme stress, fear or injury, or death and requires an immediate intervention by University staff.

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.

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.


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


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).


An external agency, a member of the public, staff or fellow students may report a critical incident using telephone numbers listed on the University’s emergency or safe campuses websites or using the online Report a Concern form.

Reporting a student critical incident requires an immediate response by the University community to minimise the impact of the incident on student and staff. Notification of a student critical incident results in the appointment of a Response Manager who will confirm the incident involves a Griffith University or Griffith College student.


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 which makes you feel safe.