At USQ, we continue to reaffirm our commitment to fostering a values driven culture through our own principles of Respect, Integrity and Excellence. We respect each other and value diversity of people, culture and ideas. Respect is built around relationships and community, mutual respect, diversity, and a strong obligation to ethics and integrity.
Respect. Now. Always. Campaign survey
Late 2016 Universities Australia representing its member universities including USQ, commissioned the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) to conduct this largest-ever national survey of university students on these issues.
This survey forms part the sector’s Respect. Now. Always. campaign aimed at addressing sexual assault and harassment at universities.
The sector-level results of the national survey were also released on August 1, 2017. Along with all other Australian universities, USQ issued their institutional results on that date; these results are:
- The official AHRC survey summary tables report for USQ
- The official AHRC notes on reading institutional summary tables
- UA's brief of the survey outcome for the whole higher education sector.
To further assist in understanding USQ’s survey data, USQ has also made available:
- A modified version of the official AHRC survey summary tables report for USQ that shows response numbers as well as percentages as the only update to content
- Additional USQ notes to assist in understanding the data presented.
Should any of the content released under the Respect. Now. Always. Campaign raise concerns or cause distress:
- USQ students are encouraged to contact the USQ Student Advice Line (24/7) on 1300 932 483.
- Employees can contact Human Resources on (07) 4631 2663 or access the confidential Employee Assistance Program.
USQ response to the AHRC 'Change the Course' report recommendations
USQ are taking action on the nine recommendations made in the AHRC ‘Change the Course’ report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities. This report contains a series of recommendations to encourage universities to start conversations with students and employees in an inclusive manner, that respond to issues and focus on access to education in environments that are safe.