CAUL statement on the RespectNowAlways campaign, against sexual assault and harassment on university campuses

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CAUL, as the peak leadership organisation for university libraries in Australia, pledges its support for Respect.Now.Always.

CAUL is committed to upholding the values of our institutions.

CAUL does not condone sexual harassment in any form, and sexual assault is a crime.

CAUL strives to uphold the position of the university libraries as trusted, safe spaces.

CAUL is committed to the principles of Respect.Now.Always as advocated by Universities Australia:

  • every student should feel safe as they work towards their degree or diploma; and,

  • every student who reports sexual violence should receive a compassionate, timely and fair response.

CAUL will exercise leadership and uphold these principles to ensure:

  • That institutional information about on-campus safety and support is visible and accessible within the library.

  • That library staff are equipped with the appropriate skills and knowledge to respond with compassion and support. 

  • That university libraries work closely with student leaders and the university community to address on-campus safety and lead cultural change regarding sexual assault and harassment.

Margie Jantti

CAUL President

9 August 2017

Download a copy of the principles (PDF).

Author Cicy Zheng
Last modified 10 July 2020