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The Sexual Misconduct Support Unit (SMSU) 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 SMSU can provide support to survivors of sexual assault and harassment regardless of when or where the violence occurred. Students who are survivors of sexual assault, abuse or harassment can receive support from the SMSU for the duration of their studies at UQ. Staff can receive case management support from the SMSU and can receive counselling support through the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). 

The SMSU can provide students with:
  • academic support (accessing extensions and special considerations);
  • advice on housing and financial support;
  • emotional support and counselling; 
  • information about how to report experiences of sexual misconduct to the University and/or external organisations (e.g. police); and
  • guidance for people supporting a survivor of sexual misconduct.

Need emergency support?

If you are experiencing an emergency or need urgent support in relation to an experience of sexual assault or harassment, then you can call:

  • +61 7 3365 3333 UQ Security for on campus emergencies
  • 000 for immediate police or ambulance assistance
  • 1800 Respect 1800 737 732 for 24/7 counselling support
  • Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) 07 3646 5207 for 24/7 Acute Response
  • External community support options in Queensland