To support AHRC Recommendation 6, Monash University will release the following data (as shown in the table below) at 12-month intervals, with the preceding year's data updated at the end of February of each year.
Reports and disclosures of sexual assaults and sexual harassment (collectively ‘sexual harm’) are managed by the Safer Community Unit (SCU), which provides information, advice, support and referrals to appropriate support services within Monash as well as externally, including to Centres Against Sexual Assault (CASAs). For information about how SCU manages reports and disclosures of sexual harm, visit the SCU page.
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 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.