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CSU Institutional Data

Profile of University Respondents - Charles Sturt University

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Profile of University Respondents

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING STUDENTCONTINUING STUDENTDOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
(unweighted)uc30930803407387308495538265340463
(population)wc10799102982211717177899331204912556942521950310319

*Note the sum of "male" and "female" will not always add to the total number of students per university. The difference relates to respondents who indicated a gender other than male or female. Due to the small sample sizes, these cases are not shown in the report

Sexually harassed in 2016

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TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Sexually harassed in 2016V%51%48%32%57%42%50%48%44%51%42%

Sexually harassed at university in 2016

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Sexually harassed at university in 2016V%26%18%14%20%16%19%18%18%23%9%

Witnessed sexual harassment at university in 2016

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STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Witnessed sexual harassment at university in 2016V%25%17%17%17%13%19%18%13%23%6%

Nature of most recent incident of sexual harassment at university

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Sexually harassed at university in 2015 and/or 2016V%26%18%15%20%16%19%18%18%23%9%
 Ib1100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Inappropriate staring or leering that made you feel intimidatedv%32%12%13%12%21%9%10%31%10%27%
Sexually suggestive comments or jokes that made you feel offendedv%19%28%10%37%21%31%32%7%30%17%
Intrusive questions about your private life or physical appearance that made you feel offendedv%14%9%8%9%9%9%9%7%8%11%
Unwelcome touching, hugging, cornering or kissingv%7%6%5%7%9%5%6%5%7%3%
Inappropriate physical contactv%5%8%6%9%7%9%8%11%8%8%
Sexual gestures, indecent exposure or inappropriate display of the bodyv%5%10%11%10%2%13%10%13%10%12%
Repeated or inappropriate invitations to go out on datesv%4%2%3%1%1%2%1%4%2%2%
Sexually explicit pictures, posters or gifts that made you feel offendedv%3%4%8%3%5%4%5%2%5%4%
Repeated or inappropriate advances on email, social networking websites or internet chat roomsv%3%4%8%2%5%4%4%3%5%-
Other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature (excluding online)v%2%1%3%--2%1%-1%-
Requests or pressure for sex, or other sexual actsv%2%9%14%6%9%8%9%5%10%3%
Sexually explicit emails or SMS messagesv%2%5%8%3%10%3%3%12%3%12%
Inappropriate commentary, images or film of you distributed on some form of social media without your consentv%1%1%3%--2%1%-1%-
Other unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that occurred onlinev%1%1%-1%2%-1%--3%

Where most recent sexual harassment at university occurred

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STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Sexually harassed (excluding online) at university in 2015 and/or 2016v%23%15%11%17%12%16%15%14%19%7%
 ib1100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Public transport to or from the universityv%22%5%6%5%4%5%1%28%0%30%
University grounds e.g. carpark, walkways, gardensv%14%5%5%5%-6%5%-5%-
University teaching space e.g. lab, tutorial rooms, lectures theatres, computer labsv%13%5%3%6%5%5%5%8%5%8%
University social space e.g. bar, refectory, shopsv%8%22%16%24%32%19%25%1%26%1%
University or residence social event e.g. student club, pub crawlv%6%20%7%27%9%24%23%3%24%2%
Somewhere elsev%4%2%4%1%5%1%2%5%1%8%
On the internet or social mediav%4%5%9%4%10%4%5%10%4%14%
University libraryv%4%3%9%1%1%4%3%4%3%2%
At someone else house/residencev%3%7%8%7%9%7%8%3%9%-
University residence/ Halls of residence (unspec if respondent's room or other's)v%3%9%7%10%3%11%10%1%10%-
At your home/residencev%2%3%9%1%4%3%1%16%1%13%
In a workplace as part of university studies (professional placement)v%2%4%1%5%-5%4%-4%2%
In a public place/ On the street/ Footpath/ Shopping Centrev%2%---------
In your workplace at universityv%2%0%1%--0%0%--2%
At workplace outside of university/ At work (unspec)v%2%---------
University recreational space e.g. gym, sports fields, galleriesv%1%0%1%--0%-3%0%-
At a bar/ Club/ Nightclubv%1%4%3%5%3%4%5%1%5%-
Walking to and or from university/ Cycling to and or from universityv%1%---------
University online environment e.g. tutorial, university chatroomv%0%---------
Toilets/ Bathroom/ Toilet cubiclev%0%---------
Prefer not to sayv%6%5%10%0%15%2%3%18%2%19%

Knew the perpetrator/s of most recent sexual harassment at university

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Sexually harassed at university in 2015 and/or 2016v%25%17%15%18%14%18%17%17%21%8%
 ib1100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
All of themv%35%46%34%54%54%44%51%18%50%28%
Some of themv%10%20%25%17%12%23%20%23%22%13%
None of themv%50%18%24%15%19%18%13%50%14%40%
Prefer not to sayv%5%15%16%13%16%15%16%8%14%19%

Who was the perpetrator of most recent sexual harassment at university?

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Sexually harassed at university in 2015 and/or 2016v%17%16%13%17%12%17%16%10%21%5%
 ib1100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
A student from your universityv%68%75%84%70%87%71%77%53%78%**
A student from your place of residencev%8%21%11%24%24%19%22%10%22%**
Acquaintance/ Friend of a friend etc.v%8%4%-5%3%4%4%-4%**
A student from another universityv%7%2%-2%9%-2%-2%**
A tutor or lecturer from your universityv%7%5%1%6%3%6%5%2%4%**
Someone elsev%5%1%--3%-1%-1%**
A non-academic university staff memberv%3%1%2%-3%1%1%--**
A stranger/no one I knewv%2%--------**
A partner or family memberv%2%1%1%-3%0%1%4%0%**
A fellow worker in your paid employment at    Universityv%1%2%2%0%6%-2%2%1%**
A supervisor or boss in a workplace where    work is part of university study (that is, professional placement)v%1%4%-5%3%4%4%-4%**
Friendv%1%--------**
Your supervisor or boss at the universityv%1%1%--3%-1%--**
Co-worker from employment outside of    university/ Former co-workerv%1%--------**
A supervisor or boss in your paid    employment at universityv%0%1%--3%-1%--**
Prefer not to sayv%11%12%7%16%10%13%10%32%10%**

Gender of perpetrator/s of most recent sexual harassment at university?

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Sexually harassed at university in 2015 and/or 2016v%25%17%15%18%14%18%17%17%21%8%
 ib1100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Males onlyv%71%51%28%66%58%49%52%49%51%54%
Both males and females involvedv%11%23%28%19%10%28%24%21%23%23%
Females onlyv%11%14%36%2%18%12%13%17%14%14%
I don't knowv%3%1%3%1%3%0%1%4%1%1%
Prefer not to sayv%3%10%6%12%11%10%11%9%11%8%

Sought support and assistance from university after most recent sexual harassment at university

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Sexually harassed at university in 2015 and/or 2016v%25%17%15%18%14%18%17%17%21%8%
 ib1100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
Yesv%4%6%8%5%5%6%6%5%7%2%
Nov%92%86%85%87%81%88%87%81%86%86%
Prefer not to sayv%5%8%8%8%14%6%7%14%7%12%

Reasons for not seeking support from university in relation to most recent sexual harassment at university

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Sexually harassed at university in 2015 and/or 2016 and did not seek support or assistance from universityV%23%14%12%15%11%16%14%13%18%7%
 Ib1100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
I did not think it was serious enoughv%68%50%46%54%47%51%52%35%49%56%
I did not think I needed helpv%60%61%64%59%63%60%67%21%66%36%
I did not know who, at the university, could provide me with support or assistancev%14%16%4%23%6%20%17%12%17%14%
I thought it would be too hard to provev%13%13%10%14%13%13%14%8%15%5%
I did not want to hurt the offender/s or get them into troublev%11%8%5%9%16%5%8%10%8%6%
I am from a culture different to Australia and find aspects of the culture here offensive/ What I feel uncomfortable with is normal in Australiav%11%8%8%7%6%9%9%2%8%6%
I did not know where I had to go/what I had to do to get support or assistance from the universityv%11%5%4%6%1%7%6%3%6%3%
I felt embarrassed or ashamedv%10%11%7%13%15%9%10%13%10%13%
I did not think the incident would be kept confidentialv%7%7%5%7%4%8%8%3%7%8%
I did not want anyone to knowv%7%10%13%9%13%9%10%13%10%14%
I was worried I might not be believedv%6%7%4%8%7%6%7%2%8%-
I thought it would be too emotionally difficultv%5%6%2%8%9%4%6%4%6%3%
I did not want to involve the policev%5%2%-3%8%0%2%3%2%1%
Other reasonsv%5%4%-5%3%4%5%-5%-
I thought it could incriminate me / did not want to get into troublev%4%4%4%3%10%3%4%4%5%3%
I was too scared or frightenedv%2%2%-3%7%0%2%2%2%-
This type of incident is common/ Women experience these incidents all the time/ I have become accustomed to itv%1%0%-0%-0%-2%-2%
I felt the university would take no action to resolve the issue if I sought support or assistance/ I have tried before and nothing was done/ I felt the university would not help/ I felt the university would not take my complaint seriouslyv%1%1%4%--2%2%-2%-
Occurred off campus/ Not anything to do with the universityv%1%---------
I could not be bothered/ Too much bother/ It would take too much timev%0%---------
I am male and feel that I would be ridiculed if I sought support or assistance/ I am male and feel I would not be taken seriously if I made a complaint about a femalev%0%---------
I was not the victim but did witness the incident----------
Prefer not to sayv%3%8%9%8%7%9%7%15%9%7%

Made a formal report or complaint about most recent incident of sexual harassment at university

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Sexually harassed at university in 2015 and/or 2016V%25%17%15%18%14%18%17%17%21%8%
 Ib1100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
YesV%2%8%2%12%7%8%8%6%10%-
NoV%94%83%86%81%80%83%83%80%82%84%
Prefer not to sayV%4%9%12%7%13%8%9%14%8%16%

Reasons for not making formal report/complaint about most recent sexual harassment at university

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Sexually harassed at university in 2015 and/or 2016 and did not make formal report or complaintV%23%14%13%14%11%15%14%13%17%7%
 Ib1100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%100%
I did not think it was serious enoughv%68%50%48%52%43%52%50%44%49%50%
I did not think I needed helpv%54%55%52%57%58%54%60%22%59%36%
I did not know who I could make a formal report or complaint tov%16%6%14%2%7%6%5%14%5%11%
I did not know where I had to go/what I had to do to make a formal report or complaintv%12%1%-1%-1%-5%0%3%
I thought it would be too hard to provev%11%2%2%1%7%1%1%9%1%6%
I did not want to hurt the offender/s or get them into troublev%9%5%2%6%7%5%6%-6%-
Occurred off campus/ Not anything to do with the universityv%9%12%8%14%9%13%14%1%13%9%
I felt embarrassed or ashamedv%8%5%5%5%8%4%5%5%4%10%
I was worried I might not be believedv%7%4%-6%1%5%4%3%5%1%
I did not think the incident would be kept confidentialv%6%1%1%1%1%1%0%3%0%2%
I did not want anyone to knowv%5%4%9%1%3%4%2%17%3%10%
I thought it would be too emotionally difficultv%5%4%-6%1%5%4%1%4%1%
I did not want to involve the policev%5%1%-2%2%1%-7%0%3%
Other reasonsv%4%1%1%-5%-1%-1%2%
I thought it could incriminate me / I did not want to get into troublev%3%3%4%1%3%2%3%3%3%2%
I was too scared or frightenedv%2%0%-0%1%--1%0%-
I felt the university would take no action to resolve the issue if I sought support or assistance/ I have tried before and nothing was done/ I felt the university would not help/ I felt the university would not take my complaint seriouslyv%1%1%4%--2%2%-2%-
I could not be bothered/ Too much bother/ It would take too much timev%0%---------
I am male and feel that I would be ridiculed if I sought support or assistance/ I am male and feel I would not be taken seriously if I made a complaint about a femalev%0%---------
Prefer not to sayv%4%8%6%9%9%7%6%19%7%11%

Knowledge on where to seek support/assistance within university regarding sexual harassment

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
I know nothing about this (1)v%18%17%16%18%15%18%16%24%15%20%
I know very little about this (2)v%29%24%25%24%25%24%26%16%25%23%
I have some knowledge about this (3)v%41%41%42%40%42%41%41%42%42%39%
I know a lot about this (4)v%10%13%11%15%14%13%14%7%13%13%
I know everything about this (5)v%3%5%7%3%4%5%3%12%4%5%
Meanmn2.512.642.672.622.682.632.642.672.672.59
S.D.sd0.991.051.071.051.031.061.021.241.031.1
S.E.se0.010.050.060.080.070.070.060.10.080.06

Knowledge on where to go within university to make a complaint about sexual harassment

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
I know nothing about this (1)v%28%23%18%27%24%23%23%26%23%24%
I know very little about this (2)v%32%31%28%32%35%28%32%21%32%28%
I have some knowledge about this (3)v%31%31%37%27%28%33%31%33%31%33%
I know a lot about this (4)v%7%11%10%12%9%12%11%9%11%10%
I know everything about this (5)v%3%4%7%2%4%4%3%12%3%5%
Meanmn2.242.422.582.32.342.452.392.62.42.45
S.D.sd1.021.081.091.061.061.081.041.281.061.11
S.E.se0.010.050.070.080.080.070.060.110.080.06

Knowledge of university policy on sexual harassment

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
I know nothing about this (1)v%22%20%15%24%21%20%20%24%19%23%
I know very little about this (2)v%30%29%30%28%22%31%29%29%30%26%
I have some knowledge about this (3)v%34%35%38%34%38%34%36%31%35%36%
I know a lot about this (4)v%11%12%13%12%14%11%13%9%13%11%
I know everything about this (5)v%3%3%5%2%5%3%3%7%3%5%
Meanmn2.452.52.632.392.592.462.512.472.512.49
S.D.sd1.051.051.031.041.111.031.031.161.031.1
S.E.se0.010.050.060.080.080.070.060.10.080.06

Sexually assaulted in 2015 and/or 2016

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Sexually assaulted in 2015 and/or 2016V%6.90%6.60%3.60%8.70%3.30%8.20%7.00%4.30%8.60%2.90%

Sexually assaulted at university in 2015 and/or 2016

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Sexually assaulted at university in 2015 and/or 2016V%1.60%3.30%0.70%5.10%1.00%4.40%3.70%1.00%5.10%0.10%

Witnessed sexual assault in 2016

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Yesv%4.40%5.00%5.30%4.90%5.30%4.90%5.00%5.20%5.80%3.70%
Nov%94.60%94.30%93.30%95.00%94.70%94.10%94.20%94.60%93.50%95.80%
Prefer not to sayv%1.00%0.70%1.40%0.00%0.10%0.90%0.70%0.20%0.70%0.60%

Witnessed sexual assault at university in 2016

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
Witnessed sexual assault at university in 2016V%1.10%0.40%1.00%--0.60%0.30%1.10%0.40%0.40%

Knowledge on where to seek support/assistance within university regarding sexual assault

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
I know nothing about this (1)v%22.30%18.70%15.90%20.80%19.60%18.30%18.00%23.10%16.90%21.90%
I know very little about this (2)v%34.60%33.50%33.70%33.70%33.60%33.40%34.90%24.80%35.00%30.60%
I have some knowledge about this (3)v%33.90%34.50%35.30%33.00%36.60%33.50%34.60%34.00%35.10%33.30%
I know a lot about this (4)v%6.70%10.20%9.00%11.10%7.60%11.30%10.50%8.30%10.60%9.40%
I know everything about this (5)v%2.40%3.20%6.10%1.40%2.60%3.40%2.10%9.90%2.40%4.70%
Meanmn2.322.462.552.392.42.482.442.572.462.44
S.D.sd0.971.011.050.980.971.020.971.210.971.08
S.E.se0.010.050.060.070.070.070.060.10.070.06

Knowledge on where to go within university to make a complaint about sexual assault

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
I know nothing about this (1)v%25.70%20.30%15.30%23.80%24.20%18.50%20.30%19.80%19.00%22.70%
I know very little about this (2)v%35.70%34.40%33.30%35.50%31.50%35.70%35.50%27.50%36.60%30.20%
I have some knowledge about this (3)v%29.80%32.60%36.90%28.80%34.30%31.80%32.20%34.90%31.80%34.00%
I know a lot about this (4)v%6.30%9.50%8.30%10.50%7.10%10.70%9.80%8.20%10.00%8.70%
I know everything about this (5)v%2.40%3.20%6.20%1.40%2.90%3.40%2.20%9.70%2.60%4.40%
Meanmn2.242.412.572.32.332.452.382.612.412.42
S.D.sd0.981.021.040.991.011.020.991.170.991.07
S.E.se0.010.050.060.080.070.070.060.10.070.06

Knowledge of university policy on sexual assault

  TOTAL
STUDY
TOTALMALEFEMALECOMMENCING
STUDENT
CONTINUING
STUDENT
DOMESTICINTERNATUNDER
 GRADUATE
POST
GRADUATE
I know nothing about this (1)v%22.00%19.50%14.70%22.90%19.10%19.70%18.90%23.40%17.70%22.80%
I know very little about this (2)v%32.30%30.40%29.00%31.80%27.00%32.00%31.30%25.20%32.40%26.80%
I have some knowledge about this (3)v%33.60%36.40%39.70%33.50%42.40%33.60%36.70%34.40%36.40%36.40%
I know a lot about this (4)v%9.20%10.50%11.10%10.30%7.70%11.80%11.00%7.90%11.20%9.20%
I know everything about this (5)v%2.90%3.20%5.50%1.50%3.70%3.00%2.20%9.10%2.30%4.80%
Meanmn2.392.472.642.362.52.462.462.542.482.46
S.D.sd1.021.021.040.9911.030.991.190.981.08
S.E.se0.010.050.060.080.070.070.060.10.070.06