Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment
Sexual assault, sexual harassment and other forms of sexual misconduct are NOT tolerated at Kaplan.
As a student of Kaplan, you have the right to feel safe and secure at all times and to be able to fully participate in all aspects of life on campus and online. We believe that unwanted sexual attention including harassment, stalking and assault can prevent a student from taking part in activities and involvement in the life of the School.
It does not matter if the incident was recent, or in the past, on-campus or off-campus, we are here to support our students when they report incidents of sexual assault or sexual harassment. There are internal (i.e. within Kaplan) and external options available.
Our Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Policy provides definitions, prevention strategies, our reporting & support and record-keeping on this topic.
We’ve also included some useful resources below that were used to help develop this policy. It is recommended that staff and students familiarise themselves with these resources and the policy above.
We’re always here to help, so please ensure you have downloaded Sonder and to always contact us if you find yourself in a difficult situation.
Australian Human Rights Commission, “Change the Course” – National Report on Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment at Australian Universities 2017
Universities Australia – “Respect.Now.Always.”
Universities Australia – Guidelines for University responses to SASH
Universities Australia – Principles for Respectful Supervisory Relationships
Full-stop Foundation – Factsheets
Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations Incorporated (CAPA)
Wide Support for CAPA’s Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Recommendations
Media Release: CAPA calls on universities to take action on sexual assault
Sexual Assault at Universities: What has been achieved 3 months on.