Support provided at UQ

Our focus continues to be on supporting survivors, making them feel safe and empowered in their choices, which may include formal reporting.

Our work on initiatives relating to prevention and response across all areas of the University community is ongoing.

We recognise the importance of being open with our community so we understand how this societal issue impacts on the lives of our people.  While more than half those who request support have experienced sexual misconduct outside the UQ community, the impact on their study or work is significant and we offer specialist counselling support and work or study adjustments as part of our support response.

Requests for support*
Formal reports or complaints
Counselling appointments
 TotalNot connected with another UQ member^Connected with another UQ member  
Aug 2017-2018115575816369

* Includes incidents that occured more than one year prior.
^ Includes unknown/undisclosed.

The Listen, Support, Refer campaign promotes compassionate and trauma-informed responses to disclosures of sexual misconduct by peers. The campaign was developed in response to a need identified by the UQ student community, to better understand what to say when someone discloses and how best to help them.

An evaluation of the Listen, Support, Refer campaign was conducted by the UQ Respect Research team in 2020. You can view the evaluation and findings here

Campaign collateral includes:

  • A digital flyer (App Space) for promotional screens and at the beginning of lecture slides
  • A5 Flyer
  • A4 poster (useful for the back of toilet doors)
  • A2 poster
  • A1 poster

Please Download and print/share/distribute the Listen, Support, Refer collateral among your student and staff networks and feel free to email if you would like print versions of any collateral.

The Random Acts of Respect campaign was developed collaboratively between the UQ Union (UQU) and UQ Student Services. Drawing on student contributions to a column in the UQ student magazine, Semper Floreat, the campaign aims to normalise ethical bystander intervention and increase awareness about how to intervene when witnessing an act of potential violence or disrespect.


The Respect Is… campaign was developed collaboratively between Student Services and UQ Union. This campaign aims to share student voices about what respect means to them, and to promote respectful and safe spaces for everyone in the UQ community. The quotes used in our campaign were shared from students in recognition of Sexual Violence Awareness Month and Mental Health Week.


Respect Is... Purple image   Respect Is... Aqua image   Respect Is... Yellow image   Respect Is... Blue image   Respect Is... Dark Blue image   Respect Is... Red image   Respect Is... Light Blue image   Respect Is... Orange image   Respect Is... Teal image   Respect Is... Dark yellow image

Click on the above images to download the PDF card

The Strategic Framework and Action Plan for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response sets out UQ’s commitment to providing students and staff with safe and respectful environments free from any forms of physical or emotional harm and discrimination including sexual misconduct.

Download the Strategic Framework and Action Plan