The Sexual Misconduct Support Unit is committed to ensuring that the work and study environment for all employees, students and volunteers is safe, respectful and free from all forms of sexual violence, assault and misconduct.

The Unit can assist UQ students with:
  • academic support (accessing extensions and special considerations);
  • advice on housing and financial support;
  • emotional support and counselling; and
  • information about how to report experiences of sexual assault and misconduct to the University.

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What is the SMS Unit?

The University of Queensland's Sexual Misconduct Support Unit (SMS Unit) is a safe and supportive place for students to receive guidance around sexual assault and misconduct. The SMS Unit is committed to:

  • providing a supportive and safe place for students;
  • ensuring appropriate psychological and academic adjustments for survivors are made;
  • raising student awareness and engagement around sexual assault and misconduct;
  • delivering training and support to the UQ community;
  • developing strategic prevention techniques; and
  • liaising collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure best practice.

 

How can I contact the SMS Unit?

You can contact the SMS Unit by:

Privacy information

If you choose to engage with any of the support services available at The University of Queensland, it’s important to note that basic information from your interaction will be logged.

The University of Queensland needs to monitor interactions regarding incidents of sexual assault and misconduct. This information will be used to help improve our policies and support services.

This information can be kept anonymous and no further action needs to be taken. The choice is with the survivor on how they intend to proceed with the support services available.

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Need emergency support?

If you are experiencing an emergency or have just experienced sexual assault and misconduct then you can call:

  • 000 for immediate police or ambulance assistance
  • UQ Security +61 7 3365 3333 for on campus emergencies
  • 1800 Respect 1800 737 732 for 24/7 counselling support
  • The National University Support Line on 1800 572 224