Action Plan for cultural renewal

Action Plan for cultural renewal

Broderick Review

Update – 25 June 2019

Progress report on implementation of Action Plan for Cultural Renewal

On the release of the Broderick Review and the College’s Action Plan for Cultural Renewal, the College committed to publishing a progress report which would be periodically updated to track implementation.

Highlights of our progress in implementation of the Action Plan for Cultural Review so far include:

  • significantly improved and expanded training for student leaders, students, and staff in areas such as ethical leadership, responding to sexual misconduct, what it means to be leaders against sexism, consent, sex and ethics, building a welcoming and inclusive community, among other training,
  • a new programme of Peer Support Leaders to enhance pastoral support for students,
  • a new College Code of Conduct, as well as other important policies including a Sexual Misconduct Policy, Hazing and Initiations Policy, and Welcome Week Policy,
  • renovation and improved management of the College Bar, as well as more opportunities for students to interact in settings without alcohol,
  • renewed efforts to attract students from diverse backgrounds, including from regional, interstate and overseas schools, public and private,
  • among many other improvements.

Our detailed progress report demonstrates the significant effort the College has made in implementing the recommendations of the Broderick Review and the Action Plan for Cultural Renewal. The progress report also shows that there is still more to be done. The College will continue to vigorously implement the Action Plan throughout Semester 2 and in coming years, and will provide further progress reports from time to time. 

Access the progress report on implementation of the Action Plan for Cultural Renewal by clicking here

In 2018, Elizabeth Broderick & Co undertook a review of the College’s culture which identified many strengths at the College, as well as many areas for improvement. The College accepted and is now implementing all of the recommendations found in the report of that review.

The College has developed an Action Plan to show how we are implementing all of these recommendations. This includes implementation of all recommendations contained in a 2017 report by Elizabeth Broderick & Co. on the culture of other University of Sydney colleges.

St Paul’s College does this in fulfilment of its commitment to offer all its students the best all-round educational experience that it can, in the great tradition of collegiate education.

These values include respect and dignity for all, including equality of respect for all regardless of gender, and diversity and inclusion. They also include emphasis on integrity, community, learning, faith, service, and responsibility.

While covering many other topics as well, this Action Plan reflects the College’s commitment to be leaders in preventing and responding strongly to sexism, sexual harassment, and sexual assault.

This commitment and others are set out in the College’s statement in response to the Broderick Report, as well as the Action Plan.

During the first half of 2019, St Paul’s College will publish a progress report on our implementation of the Broderick Report’s recommendations, which will be updated periodically to track progress. That progress report will be published here.

Use the links below to access the College’s Action Plan, the Cultural Review of St Paul’s College conducted by Elizabeth Broderick & Co in 2018, and the College’s statement in response to the Broderick Report.

Download the Action Plan here

Download the Broderick Report here

Download the College’s statement in response to the Broderick Report here