Reporting sexual misconduct to UON: Formal report to UON for investigation

UON typically on your request, investigates reports of sexual misconduct if the person is a student or staff member of UON and the incident occurred on campus or at a UON organised event or placement. To make a formal report you can contact Campus Care or complete the Formal Sexual Misconduct Report to UON.

Submitting a formal report to UON is different from making a report to the NSW Police. A report can be made to both UON and Police, but these are two separate processes.

If you choose to make a formal report to UON you can be supported through this process and your key contact for this next step is:

If you are a resident on campus, or the incident occurred within the residential accommodation, additional contacts are:

The Formal Sexual Misconduct Report to UON form is easy to complete and also gives you the opportunity to provide a summary of what happened to you in your own words.

The reporting process can be upsetting, so we encourage you to engage with support services before, during, or after completing the form.

If you prefer to complete the report with the support of a trained staff member, please contact Campus Care.

A printable PDF version is available and can be submitted to Campus Care via email campuscare@newcastle.edu.au or by appointment (02) 4921 8600.

Alternatively, you may wish to complete the Sexual Misconduct Online Reporting Form (with anonymous option).

How to make a formal report about sexual misconduct to UON and what to expect?

  • Complete and submit a formal written report either online or by making an appointment with Campus Care.
  • If you have received a disclosure from a student regarding sexual assault, please access these resources.
  • The will be received by Campus Care and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic). This information will not be provided to Police.
  • A representative from Campus Care and/or the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic) will contact you to give you information about the investigation process and answer any questions.
  • The allegation will be managed in line with the Student Conduct Rule (Part F - Non-Academic Misconduct). See Section 14 for more details on the actions that the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) may take. If the allegation involves a staff member, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor will manage the matter in consultation with Human Resource Services.
  • The person accused may be contacted, advised of the allegations, and asked to respond. If this occurs, they will be directed not to contact you or discuss the issue beyond seeking legal advice or contacting UON staff responsible for managing access to resources.
  • If you are unhappy about the way in which any UON policy has been applied then you may contact complaints@newcastle.edu.au or visit the UON Complaints webpage.

If you require the services of a translator please contact Campus Care.