National Student Safety Survey pilot

Trigger warning: this article discusses experiences relating to sexual harassment and assault. 

As part of Charles Sturt’s ongoing commitment to fairer, safer and more respectful communities, the university is participating in the National Student Safety Survey pilot.  

This is an important survey researching student perceptions of safety at Australian universities and experiences relating to sexual harassment and assault. The results from the pilot survey will inform the development of the main survey being conducted in September 2021, which will be used to improve services, planning and policies to make universities across Australia safer for all students. 

Charles Sturt has partnered with the Social Research Centre, who will conduct the survey. Keep an eye on your inbox to see if you are one of the 1000 students randomly selected to participate in the pilot. Participation is voluntary and responses will remain anonymous. 

If you are selected, you’re in a unique position to help prevent and address sexual violence in university communities – so please consider completing the survey. We can all play a role in promoting a fairer, safer and respectful world. No matter your circumstances, views or experiences, your participation will ensure the right questions are being asked. 

Please note the survey is not a reporting tool. If you have experienced or witnessed sexual assault, harassment or any unwanted sexual behaviour please seek support. For information or support visit the university’s Subject Zero page. You can also get in touch with the Charles Sturt counsellors. Remember, you do not have to report an incident to access support.  

Thank you to all the students taking part in the survey. We also acknowledge victims and survivors of violence. You are the reason Charles Sturt is undertaking this important work.