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University receives Broderick review into St Paul's College

14 September 2018
College has committed to all recommendations
The University of Sydney has today received a report from Elizabeth Broderick on cultural renewal at St Paul's College.
“I thank all the students and broader community who contributed to the review and shared their stories with the Broderick team.
Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence

The University of Sydney has today received a report from Elizabeth Broderick on cultural renewal at St Paul’s College, welcoming the College’s commitment to the recommendations outlined in the review.

Under the leadership of Warden Dr Don Markwell, the College has apologised unreservedly and issued an action plan to implement all recommendations outlined in the report, assuring its community they will do whatever is needed to achieve change.

University of Sydney Vice-Chancellor and Principal Dr Michael Spence welcomed the review and the commitment from St Paul’s College to implement all changes.

“This action plan represents meaningful and substantial leadership on the part of the College,” said Dr Spence.                  

“I thank all the students and broader community who contributed to the review and shared their stories with the Broderick team.

“This review would not have been possible without the many courageous women and men who came forward to tell their stories.

“I also thank Ms Broderick and her team for the significant effort they had made in engaging with the college communities and preparing the report.”

Dr Spence also acknowledged the progress of St Paul’s under Dr Markwell, who was appointed as Warden in February 2018.

“He is to be commended for his deep commitment to cultural renewal and a strong stance against sexism, sexual harassment and sexual assault.

“I am confident that under his leadership the college will build on strong foundations to enable all students to flourish.”

The report is the final in a series of reports commissioned by the University’s associate residential colleges after reports by Elizabeth Broderick on Sancta Sophia College, St Andrew’s College, St John’s College, Wesley College and the Women’s College were received in November last year.

“We share a commitment to ensuring all of our students feel safe and we will continue our work with St Paul’s and our other residential colleges to make sure all students feel comfortable on campus and college grounds at all times,” said Dr Spence.