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RESPECT: Our Community Values

Deakin is a nurturing environment with a collaborative culture of respect that allows all students to thrive academically and grow as people. Residents and staff share the responsibility of building and maintaining a healthy and happy community, and all experiences are guided by our RESPECT values.

Were aware of our RESPECT community values
Wanted to play an active role in creating a positive res culture
Felt their Residential Leader upheld & role modelled these values
Felt other residents within their community upheld the values

Our Community Values - RESPECT

Responsive: We are responsive and empathetic to the needs of individuals and cohorts, while being compassionate, inclusive and considerate of differences.

Encouraging : We support and encourage those who strive towards academic goals, nurture those who stand up for what is right, encourage personal accountability and foster resilience.

Safe: We are responsive to the needs of students living on campus, ensuring them a safe and secure living environment.

Proactive: We proactively encourage collaboration, information sharing and knowledge transfer to enhance the student residential experience.

Enjoyable: We offer an enjoyable, enriching and positive environment with diverse activities to facilitate socialisation, promoting and encouraging student health and wellbeing.

Connected: We foster community minded and engaged students by encouraging connectedness, contribution and a sense of belonging.

Tolerant: We nurture tolerance by welcoming diversity and actively encouraging cultural sensitivity, awareness and empathy.

Read more about our RESPECT values.

Our approach and frameworks

Belong, Balance, Broaden

Everything we do is designed to help you find a deep sense of purpose and meaning.

Your student experience

Enjoy thoughtfully curated activities designed to help you level up and thrive on – in every aspect of life.

Residential Leaders

Our volunteer Residential Leaders (Helpful Humans) help with mentoring, running events and providing support.

Award Winning

We’re also proud to highlight that our Deakin Res team has been awarded a number of international and local awards for its student experience and facilities.

Ensure you feel happy, healthy and connected.

Deakin Residential Services

Our purpose is to sustainably deliver an innovative and outstanding student accommodation experience.

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We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the unceded lands and waterways on which Deakin University does business. We pay our deep respect to the Ancestors and Elders of Wadawurrung Country, Eastern Maar Country and Wurundjeri Country where our physical campuses are located. We also acknowledge all First Nations Peoples that make contributions to our learning communities.

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