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Safety and Welfare

We are here to help you work through unexpected problems that sometimes catch you by surprise. Whether you need help with accommodation, financial assistance, health issues or interpersonal conflict there are many different ways we may be able to assist.

Safer Communities

Avondale is committed to enabling a safe, inclusive and respectful community. This website contains content that may be distressing to some readers. Relevant support services are listed on each page.

What is Sexual Misconduct?

Sexual misconduct encompasses any non-consensual actions of a sexual nature. It can range from verbal harassment, inappropriate comments, or gestures to more severe forms such as sexual assault or rape. This misconduct disregards the fundamental principle of consent, where any sexual activity should be based on mutual agreement and respect.

Examples of sexual misconduct can involve unwanted touching, advances, coercion, or exploitation, occurring in various settings such as workplaces, educational institutions, social gatherings, or within relationships. It’s important to note that sexual misconduct is not limited by gender, age, or any other characteristic, and it can profoundly impact an individual’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Creating awareness, establishing clear boundaries, and promoting a culture of consent and respect are crucial steps in preventing and addressing sexual misconduct.

For Immediate 24/7 Help

Lake Macquarie Campus Security: 02 4980 2333
Sydney Campus Security: 02 9487 9988
In an emergency call: 000

Additional help and information

For Avondale University Help

If you have experienced sexual misconduct or assault, your safety and recovery is our highest priority. The choice to report the misconduct or assault is up to you. Details for reporting are below.

Laurel Raethel
[email protected]
+612 4980 2127

External Services

1800RESPECT (1800 737 732)
NSW Rape Crisis
Crisis, Rape and Domestic Violence Services Australia: 1800 424 017

Social Media

Avondale University diligently monitors and moderates its social media channels, fostering an inclusive online environment where respectful dialogue flourishes. Avondale’s Social Media Guidelines ensure the safety and well-being of all users, cultivating a digital space that upholds integrity and compassion on our social channels.

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