Hundreds of students will start their life at university when they attend Orientation from Monday to Thursday (25-28 February) at Charles Darwin University’s (CDU) Casuarina campus.
One of the messages the new and returning students from across Australia and overseas will receive during Orientation is around the university’s commitment to Respect. Now. Always. (RNA) – a campaign by Australian universities to ensure that students, staff and visitors are free from sexual assault and sexual harassment.
Pro Vice-Chancellor Student Engagement and Success Professor Philip Seltsikas said the RNA campaign was about raising awareness among students and staff that sexual assault and harassment were unacceptable, and to show the clear avenues to support for those who needed it.
“It’s important that at the start of the academic year everyone is reminded that sexual assault or harassment will not be tolerated by the university,” Professor Seltsikas said.
The Orientation program includes a mix of academic and social activities.
Activities will include “Academic Readiness” sessions, campus tours, yoga, a market day, and sporting and cultural events.
Orientation Project Lead Katrina Jenkins said this year online students could better engage in Orientation.