The Respect. Now. Always. (RNA) initiative, aims to raise awareness among university students and staff that sexual assault and harassment are unacceptable and to ensure that avenues of support are available, appropriate and easily accessible.
Based on the survey results for all Australian Universities, the Australian Human Rights Commission and Universities Australia have both made recommendations aimed at helping universities to reduce and prevent sexual assault and sexual harassment.
CDU introduced three measures following the report:
- Consent Matters: the course
- Establishment of Contact Officers on all campuses and online. Contact Officers are CDU staff that can be contacted by students or staff to assist them in accessing services or deciding on an action to take.
- CDU holds annual community forums about our work on RNA. The next CDU forum will be held in April 2020. The forum will have speakers, the chance for discussion and updates from the RNA committee.