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Complaints of discrimination or harassment

The University does not tolerate discrimination or sexual harassment. Such behaviour is unacceptable and may be subject to disciplinary action in accordance with University policies and procedures.

Deakin University's harassment and discrimination complaints procedures are designed to ensure that:

  • all complaints of discrimination and sexual harassment will be treated in a sensitive, fair and timely manner
  • confidentiality of all parties is respected
  • people involved in all aspects of the resolution of complaints are protected from victimisation.

If you feel you have been discriminated against, harassed, sexually harassed, victimised or vilified at Deakin University, you are encouraged to take the following steps: 

1. Get advice

The University has trained Harassment and Discrimination Contact Officers who can provide advice, support and information to staff and students. Equity and Diversity staff can also assist.

2. Consider addressing the issue directly

Harassment and Discrimination Contact Officers can assist with strategies for telling someone their behaviour is inappropriate.

3. Lodge a complaint

If the matter can't be resolved informally, staff may make a complaint using the University's  discrimination and sexual harassment complaints form (Word, 125 KB).

Staff members may make a complaint by following the University's Discrimination or sexual harassment complaints by staff members and associates procedure

Students may make a complaint by following the University's student complaints procedure.

Contact us

Equity and Diversity 03 924 46255

For confidential discrimination and sexual harassment enquiries or concerns:
For student and general enquiries:

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