Check-in day for new students – Saturday 12 February
Orientation Week (new students) – Saturday 12 February– Friday 18 February
Semester 1 – Sunday 20 February– Saturday 18 June
Check-out day for all students – Saturday 18 June
Semester 2 – Sunday 24 July – Saturday 19 November
Check-in day for all students – Sunday 24 July
Check-out day for all students – Saturday 19 November
As a current Emmanuel College student, you can:
All members of the College Community having a right to live, study and work in an environment where they feel safe, supported and respected;
Respect — including self-respect — is fundamental to everything we do. We talk about respect often and use every opportunity to demonstrate and support respectful behaviours. Our staff and student leaders are trained to support all our students to develop a strong sense of personal identity and boundaries.
We cultivate respectful relationships from the start — in our initial interviews with prospective students and the first time residents meet as a group during Orientation Week. We focus on providing an informative and nurturing Orientation Week experience for new students that encourages them to build healthy relationships.
College student leaders provide support and guidance through Orientation Week and subsequent university milestones. Our staff mentor student leaders to be positive role models and to identify and call out unacceptable behaviour. Among all our residents we foster a culture of care for each other’s physical and mental wellbeing.
Through ongoing educational programs, we promote a culture of gender equality that supports all students to understand and accept the link between gender equality and respectful relationships. We regularly host guest speakers who are experts in areas such as consent, positive relationships, and respect for sexual diversity and identity.
To provide a safe place in which to navigate the transition from adolescence to adulthood, we:
If an incident occurs, we will inform students of all their reporting options and give our full support if they choose to file a police report or engage external help or advice.
We thoroughly investigate all complaints. Students who transgress the College’s values and policies will be required to leave.
We provide professional on-site support for student safety and wellbeing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The College’s counsellors are trained first responders to sexual misconduct and are available to support students at any time. We provide counselling to minimise the risk of issues escalating and to make sure students get the support they need.
We have initiated a new College-wide survey to gather feedback from students each year about the culture of the College — what’s working well and what we can do better.
To report a potential breach of the Emmanuel College Code of Conduct and Emmanuel College Respectful Relationships Policy, please use the form below. By submitting a report, you are not initiating a formal reporting process and you have the option to remain anonymous. We will only use the information you have provided to put you in contact with a member of our Student Engagement Team who will inform you of Emmanuel’s support options.
If you choose to remain anonymous, we will attempt to take action with the information you have provided. The report you submit will be turned into a case note for the student/s involved or mentioned. A risk assessment based on the information provided is completed. Please note, the anonymous report option may not result in an outcome if there is not enough information or detail that can appropriately be used to progress to an informal or formal report.
You can always discuss your options with any member of the Student Engagement Team, Ali Mills (College Counsellor) or Michael D’Arcy (Dean of Studies). Please see here for more information about your reporting options. We encourage you to reach out to our Student Engagement Team for confidential support at any time.