The University will launch the inaugural ‘Respect Is…’ campaign next week in an effort to continue the conversation around safe and respectful communities (SARC).
One year following the release of the ‘Change the Course’ report, commissioned by the Australian Human Rights Commission and Universities Australia, it has been an imperative objective of UOW to address issues and instances not only of sexual assault and sexual harassment, but of common disrespect on our campus, accommodation and surrounds.
‘Respect Is…’ centres around the notion that UOW believes in a culture of respect, safety and support for all and that sexual assault and sexual harassment is never okay. An event held on Wollongong campus Wednesday the 19th of September at 11am will unveil an interactive installation giving staff, students and the public to define what respect means to them.
A version of the installation is also being developed for each domestic campus and only marks the beginning of an ongoing campaign.
More than ever it is the duty of UOW to ensure everyone on campus feels respected, understood and safe.
19 September 2018
Outside the Library, Wollongong campus