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The red zone report : an investigation into sexual violence and hazing in Australian university residential colleges End Rape on Campus Australia

Contributor(s): End Rape on Campus Australia.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: End Rape on Campus, 2018Description: electronic document (211 pages) ; PD file.Subject(s): SEXUAL VIOLENCE | ALCOHOL-RELATED HARM | CAMPUS ACCOMMODATION | DATING VIOLENCE | SEXUAL HARASSMENT | TERTIARY STUDENTS | YOUNG MEN | YOUNG WOMEN | AUSTRALIAOnline resources: Click here to access online | Access the website Summary: In recent years, Australian university ‘Orientation Weeks’ (O Weeks) have been highlighted as a time of pronounced vulnerability, particularly for new students. Sexual assault, hazing and excessive alcohol consumption have led sexual assault advocates to dub this week ‘The Red Zone’. Research has recently found that residential colleges suffer from particular problems. One in eight attempted or completed sexual assaults at the University of Sydney (USyd) colleges will occur during a single week of the year - O week. International literature also supports the finding that this is a time of increased vulnerability for students, particularly first-year women. Likewise, sexual assault services around Australia have also noted an increase in demand for service during and then immediately following Orientation Week. There are currently 39'universities in Australia with 216 residential colleges or halls attached to them. This report includes case studies at 12 universities, including all the Group of Eight universities. Data was gathered in an eight-week time frame through interviews, Freedom of Information requests, and a review of available social media material and mainstream media reporting. (From the executive summary). Record #5815
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In recent years, Australian university ‘Orientation Weeks’ (O Weeks) have been highlighted as a time of pronounced vulnerability, particularly for new students. Sexual assault, hazing and excessive alcohol consumption have led sexual assault advocates to dub this week ‘The Red Zone’.

Research has recently found that residential colleges suffer from particular problems. One in eight attempted or completed sexual assaults at the University of Sydney (USyd) colleges will occur during a single week of the year - O week. International literature also supports the finding that this is a time of increased vulnerability for students, particularly first-year women. Likewise, sexual assault services around Australia have also noted an increase in demand for service during and then immediately following Orientation Week. There are currently 39'universities in Australia with 216 residential colleges or halls attached to them. This report includes case studies at 12 universities, including all the Group of Eight universities. Data was gathered in an eight-week time frame through interviews, Freedom of Information requests, and a review of available social media material and mainstream media reporting. (From the executive summary). Record #5815