Sexual respect

Sexual respect is about acting with integrity and showing respect for others. 

As a member of the UQ community, we expect you to accept shared responsibility to conduct yourself in a manner consistent with the University’s Student Charter in order to maintain a safe harmonious environment.

Understand consent

Consent is a vital part of sexual respect. Consent is freely and voluntarily given by a person with the cognitive capacity to do so. You do not have consent if your sexual partner is:

  • under force
  • unconscious or asleep
  • under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • under threat or intimidation
  • in fear of bodily harm

Consent: It's as simple as tea


Support available

If you are a survivor of sexual assault or sexual harassment you are not to blame and you are not alone. 

Help is available to you at UQ and in the broader community. 

  • UQ Student Services

    Survivors can confidentially discuss their options with one of our trained support staff. We also can provide supportive counselling and can help you to report the incident to UQ or the Queensland Police Service if you choose to do so. 

    If you need counselling immediately, crisis counselling appointments can be arranged within 24 hours. Please notify the Student Concierge that this is what you need.

    Phone: +61 (7) 3365 1704

    Contact Student Services

  • Community Groups

    If you’d prefer to talk to someone outside of UQ, there are a range of community groups throughout Australia that can support you including:

    • Lifeline: 13 11 14 1800
    • 1800 Respect: 1800 737 732 

    Find a full list of community groups 

  • Help a survivor

    When someone experiences sexual assault or harassment, the people they choose to talk to about it play a vital role. It can be difficult to know how to respond and you may be concerned about doing the wrong thing.

    1800 Respect has a range of resources that can help you support a survivor.

    How you can help 


Report an incident

It is the survivor's right to choose whether to report rape, sexual assault or sexual harassment.

Many survivors who decide to report do not do so immediately.  It is never too late to make a report or to seek help from UQ, community groups or the police.

  • Report to UQ

    Rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment is not tolerated at The University of Queensland. If you are a survivor of sexual assault or harassment you can report the incident to UQ via a confidential online form. You can choose to report the incident anonymously. 

    If you choose to report the incident anonymously, you will need to provide a generic email address where we can seek further information from you and advise you on the outcome. 

    The information you provide will be sent to the relevant area within UQ to enable the incident to be investigated, the information will be treated confidentially.  This information will not be disclosed to a third party without your consent unless disclosure is authorised or required by law. 

    Report your incident to UQ

  • Report to the Police

    If you have just been raped, sexually assaulted or are in immediate danger phone the Queensland Police Service (000) if you are off-campus or UQ Security (3365 3333) if you are on-campus. 

    If you are out of immediate danger you can contact Student Services who can support you throughout the process of reporting to the police. 

    Get support from UQ Student Services

    If you want to report the incident to the police without involving UQ Student Services, contact your local police station

    Find your local police station