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The University of Melbourne is committed to a safe, inclusive and respectful community.

Respect is everyone’s right, everyone’s responsibility

Whether you’re a student or member of staff, on campus or online, we are all responsible for personal behaviour of the highest standard.

The University of Melbourne embraces diversity. Bullying, harassment, discrimination and sexual assault are unacceptable. We have clear codes of conduct and will not tolerate behaviour that does not meet our standards.

Freedom to discuss and debate, respectful of difference

Respecting the rights of others to express dissent or different political or religious views doesn’t mean we should feel constrained to debate and disagree, at times robustly. Such discussions are the hallmark of a university. They must be grounded in respect, fairness and generosity.

Ongoing improvement

The University of Melbourne will continue to develop and enhance its services, policies and practices to ensure that all members of the University community can enjoy a safe, diverse and inclusive environment.

We’ll continue to develop our staff and student training and programs.

We’ll continue to develop our policies and practices to eliminate discrimination, whether it is direct or indirect.

At every opportunity, we’ll facilitate and celebrate diversity, and address under-representation across our student, staff and community groups.


Recent 2017 Respect Week seminars

At every opportunity, we’ll facilitate and celebrate diversity, and address under-representation across our student, staff and community groups. Our annual Respect Week is one such initiative to which the University has committed. You can listen to recent seminars given as part of Respect Week 2017.

If you need help, it is at hand:

If you are in immediate danger

Call Victoria Police:

  • Victoria Police: 000

For after-hours support, please call University Security:

  • University Security: + 61 3 8344 6666