RECOMMENDATION SIX<br>Collect data regarding disclosures and reports of sexual assault and harassment to ensure continuous improvement of processes.
Collect data regarding disclosures and reports of sexual assault and harassment to ensure continuous improvement of processes.
Monash publicly details reports of sexual assault and sexual harassment received through our Safer Community Unit either occurring on-campus or at an off-campus Monash endorsed event. This data is available through our Respect.Now.Always. (RNA) webpage here. Six monthly reports are provided to Vice-Chancellor at end of June and at end of December each year regarding incidents of sexual assault and sexual harassment, to ensure ongoing oversight.
All reports of alleged sexual offences are referred to Monash University's Safer Community Unit (SCU) which provides information, advice, support and referrals to appropriate support services. These include internal University service referrals, as well as external agencies including Victoria Police and the Centre Against Sexual Assault.
Monash will assist a student to make a report to the Police and CASA but cannot make a report on behalf of a student if they are over 18 years of age. Monash is committed to a victim centric approach, and will always respect the rights of students over the age of 18 years to determine what action they wish to be taken. At all times, Monash will comply with legislated mandatory reporting obligations.
Monash will continue to invest considerable resources to raise awareness of sexual assault and sexual harassment and lift the visibility of support services and reporting options for students.