Disciplinary process for cases of sexual misconduct
- Report of sexual misconduct received by the University.
- We assess the complaint, considering risks to wellbeing and safety of individuals involved and how risks need to be managed.
- If the wellbeing and safety of
individuals is at risk, we will refer
the complaint to the Cause for
Concern Group, who may take the
- Contact the police.
- Implement precautionary measures, including no-contact orders.
- We determine whether the complaint should proceed to a formal investigation or seek an alternative resolution.
- We meet with the reported student and inform them of allegations and process.
- An Authorised Officer, usually a member of staff from the Student Conduct Group, will be appointed to oversee the investigation of the complaint.
- The Authorised Officer or appointed representative undertakes interviews with parties involved, gathers information and produces a full written report of findings and recommendations.
- The Authorised Officer will
determine the outcome of the
- Disciplinary action, or
- Referral to a Student Discipline Panel hearing to resolve complex cases, or
- No further action.
- Disciplinary action might include a reprimand or temporary exclusion.
Student Discipline Panel
- The Student Discipline Panel will consider the case and provide the student with an opportunity to respond.
- The Panel will then determine
the outcome, either:
- No further action, or
- Penalties as appropriate, up to and including expulsion from the University.
- Usually the student will be entitled to appeal the disciplinary outcome.
- A member of the Student
Conduct Group will review the
submission and determine the
- Decision remains, or
- Action to revise the penalty, or
- A full appeal hearing.
This process is intended as an overview. However, some steps may vary according to individual cases.