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Ormond College acknowledges the Traditional Owners of this land, the Wurundjeri People of the Kulin Nation. The Wurundjeri People are the people of the wurun, the river white gum, who have been custodians of this land for thousands of years. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders – past, present, and emerging. 2 I ORMOND COLLEGE HAND BOOK 2O22
Message from the Master
College Values and Expectations of Residents
Keeping our Community COVID-Safe
Key Staff Contacts
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Message from the Master
Welcome to Ormond College. Everyone in our College community is thrilled to have you join us on campus. Please take the time to read this handbook in detail, reflecting on the values of the College and what it means to be a member of the Ormond community. Transitioning from high school to university is an exciting and significant change. At Ormond you will be treated as a young adult accountable for your actions. Our values of Respect, Learning, Community, Integrity, Diversity and Heritage define who we are and how we live and work together. Living by values involves positive ethical responsibilities. They oblige us to take part in the community, to care for others, to speak up when needed, and not walk past behaviour that is counter to any of our values. At Ormond, moral courage is championed - how you make others feel welcome, choosing courage over comfort, and choosing what is right, while it may sometimes be difficult, is expected. As Ormondians we walk the talk and live these values in our actions and deeds, as well as our words. We expect our values to guide your decision making, but importantly the College also has a number of policies that students need to understand and adhere to. Some of these exist for us to comply with legislation or occupational health and safety requirements, others speak directly to serious misconduct and breaches of our values that have no place in our community, such as bullying, sexual violence and victimisation. These policies outline processes and procedures for making a report and where to seek support. This handbook contains links to where you will find a number of these key policies and as students you need to familiarise yourself with them. Each of you has been handpicked to be a member of our community because of the contribution we believe you will make. Ormond College is so much more than a place to live. It is a place to pursue your passions and interests and at its heart it is a community where learning is valued and cherished. Every member of the Ormond community is appreciated, and I am looking forward to seeing the unique mark you will make over the coming year. The opportunity to be a part of a remarkable community like ours is a privilege. I urge you to make the most of the opportunities presented to you at Ormond, pursue them with enthusiasm and relish every moment.
Lara McKay Master
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College Background Ormond College occupies 10 acres of land on the northern end of the University of Melbourne’s Parkville campus. The College was established after the University of Melbourne allocated parcels of land to a range of Christian denominations; the Presbyterian section became Ormond College and opened in 1881. A generous benefactor The building of the College was enabled by generous donations from Francis Ormond, a Western District farmer and landowner. Francis Ormond believed in the transformative power of education and wanted the College founded in his name to be more than simply a place to live: it should equip its graduates with both the potential and the sense of responsibility to make the world a better place.
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Largely self-educated, Francis Ormond was committed to helping people from all walks of life access education: he provided schools and literacy classes for his staff and their children and helped establish RMIT (originally the Working Men’s College) and the Gordon Institute.
A remarkable ethos The College was founded on the progressive ideas of the Scottish Enlightenment. Its founders believed that education made for better people: individuals who could make good moral decisions and citizens who would contribute productively to their community. Part of this ethos was opening the College to students of ‘all faiths and none’, which saw students of all creeds welcomed as part of the Ormond community. Also part of this ethos was the decision to almost immediately open the College to women students, who competed successfully for scholarships, attended tutorials and were involved in Ormond’s scholastic
life. Ormond later became fully co-educational when women were admitted as co-residents in 1973.
Expansion and change In the post-war years Ormond experienced huge demand for places. In response, the College added a series of new buildings beside its magnificent, heritage-listed Main Building. The new accommodation was designed by the iconic Melbourne architectural firm Grounds Romberg and Boyd, and was noted for its distinctive and groundbreaking design. When the fourth new building, McCaughey Court, was opened in 1968, Ormond’s resident student population grew to over 250 students for the first time. The College also added a new Master’s Lodge and Library during this period.
Growth and development In recent years the Ormond community has expanded to include a thriving graduate community of nearly
100 students, housed in two custom built buildings. In 2015 Ormond founded the Wade Institute of Entrepreneurship which was established with a gift from entrepreneur Peter Wade. The Institute creates and empowers the next generation of audacious entrepreneurs and delivers The University of Melbourne’s Master of Entrepreneurship. Following on from the examples of Francis Ormond, Ormond graduates have gone on to make significant contributions to Australia. They are well represented in State and Federal Parliaments, are leaders in academia, business, agriculture, military, law, sport, education and many other areas of public life. Ormond College is committed to providing an outstanding residential and learning experience for members of the University of Melbourne through its core values of community, learning, integrity, diversity, heritage and respect.
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College Values and Expectations of Residents Ormond College prides itself on being a values-centred community. In practice this means the values mentioned below are taken into consideration in our decision-making, planning, interactions and behaviour as members of our community.
Ormond’s members participate actively to build strong friendships, develop networks, show care and support to one another, co-creating a cohesive and dynamic community together.
Ormondians from different disciplines, backgrounds, cultures and beliefs interact positively to develop mutual understanding and expand each other’s perspectives.
Ormondians live in and contribute to and environment with strong ethical values and clear behavioural expectations where compassion, moral courage and honesty are recognised and modelled.
Ormondians are involved in exploring diverse academic, cultural and sporting pursuits that enrich and enhance their studies and university experience.
We have a rich tradition of generations of Ormondians who share an intrinsic desire to make a significant difference – in their field, the College and the world.
Our culture is built on respect for ourselves and each other, and is reflected in our words and actions.
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Keeping our Community COVID-safe
Ormond College has a strong COVID-safe management plan in place to ensure the safety, health and welfare of our staff and students.
staff trained to conduct regular wellbeing check-ins. In the event of a significant outbreak, we are fortunate to be able to draw on the support of the University of Melbourne and their Public Health Network.
The College’s COVID-safe plan has been developed in consultation with infection control experts and guided by the latest government health advice. All staff and students are required to adhere to physical distancing guidelines, safety and hygiene measures, COVID testing, reporting and isolating protocols.
For the latest guidelines and advice please visit covid.ormond.unimelb.edu.au
The College continues to work with the Students’ Club and Middle Common Room to ensure student events are engaging and safe for the community, while Ormond will continue to support students with faceto-face tutorials, forums and consults where possible. We are fully prepared for any scenario that may eventuate with arrangements for onsite isolation facilities, in-room food services, back up kitchen and cleaning teams, online student support programs and
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We remain committed to continuing to provide an exceptional experience for our students.
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Arrival Procedure (Check In) When you arrive at Ormond College, you will check in at the College Reception. It is here you will receive your room key and be checked into the College Resident systems. For new students, you will have received an email inviting you to create your Gallagher profile, this will get you in and out of the College’s common doors and gates. Please activate this prior to arriving to Ormond. The staff will be able to assist with any enquires you may have about this when you check-in. New students will also have a photo taken at this time, for college records.
and can be found in your room at arrival, bed, mattress, mattress protector, pillow, desk, chair, waste bin & academic gown. If any of these items are missing when you arrive, please contact reception as soon as possible.
Keys and access For access around the College, you will need your college key for your bedroom, and access via the Gallagher mobile app for all other common doors and gates. Proximity fob’s are available from Reception on request and used in the same way as the mobile app.
Room Allocations are handled by the Seniority Committee, not the college Staff. If you have any queries about your room allocation, please get in touch with the Head of Seniority via email: email@example.com.
Your bedroom door will automatically lock, so please ensure you have your key with you when you exit your room. If you lock yourself out of your bedroom, you will need to come to Reception to sign out a spare key for your room. Your spare key must be returned immediately after retrieving your college key from your bedroom.
The following items are provided by Ormond College
If you lose your college key or fob, please notify
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reception immediately. Replacement keys and fobs are available (see ‘Fines & Charges’). Do not leave you room key in your door. This is a security issue, and any keys found to be left in doors may be removed by a Duty Manager.
Reception & Duty Mangers Ormond College Reception is open 24 hours and staffed by a Duty Manager at all times. Please feel free to come to Reception at any time or contact us on 03 9344 1100 or the Duty Mobile on 0417 380 480. Our Receptionists & Duty Managers are trained to assist you with any queries you may have, either by being able to resolve your issue, or by directing you to the correct person to speak to.
First Aid & Emergencies Please contact Reception immediately for any urgent or emergency requirements. The Manager on Duty is present on campus 24/7 and is the first responder who is first-aid trained.
Emergency and Evacuation Procedures In case of an emergency, you will be informed of evacuation over the loudspeaker. Please leave all your belongings behind and proceed immediately to your nearest Evacuation area. If you are in the McCaughey Building or the Academic Centre, go to the McCaughey Lawn. For all other areas of the college go to Picken Lawn. Please follow the directions of the Fire Wardens & Fire Fighters, you must stay at the evacuation zone until the Chief Fire Warden informs you it is safe to leave.
Fire and Emergency Systems All of Ormond College is heritage listed and our beautiful buildings are some of the most iconic in Melbourne. Preservation and protection of our magnificent buildings is paramount and therefore our buildings have advanced fire, emergency warning and sprinkler systems installed. These systems are highly sensitive and should not be tampered with in any way. Both steam and smoke can trigger these systems and result in the fire brigade attending campus so please
be especially mindful of falsely triggering the alarm. Students may be liable for the costs associated with a false alarm call out and intentionally triggering any aspect of the fire or emergency infrastructure will not be tolerated.
Insurance and Security While security breaches are uncommon, the College is located in the inner-city of Melbourne and vigilance is recommended. Our campus is fully fenced and access should only be granted to resident and nonresident students, staff and their approved visitors. College gates are fitted with intercoms, so please ensure you do not allow access to any people you do not recognise. This still applies for anyone who says they are a permitted guest of the College, as they must contact Reception via the intercom for further direction. Please contact Reception immediately if you see any suspicious people or activity on College grounds. Opportunistic theft has occurred on campus from time to time so please ensure all bikes are securely locked and items aren’t left unattended on campus. Student belongings are not covered by Ormond College insurance and is advisable for students to obtain their own contents insurance for their personal belongings.
Closed Circuit Television Cameras (CCTV) CCTV cameras are installed in outdoor and indoor communal spaces across campus. Cameras are required for security purposes and to meet liquor licensing requirements in some areas. Outdoor cameras are periodically monitored in real time by the duty manager but the majority of cameras are not monitored, however footage is recorded and can be utilised if required to investigate any incidents on campus.
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Guests and Visitors See Guest Policy.
Communication from the College During semester you may receive information by the college via SMS and Email. Please ensure your mobile phone and email contacts remain up to date. Please do not attempt to reply to these messages, as these reply’s do not filter back to the sender. Please get in direct contact with the sender or contact Reception for more information.
Grail The Grail is an internal Ormond website that has all the key information you need whilst at the college. By accessing the Grail you can view and sign up for events, request assistance and make sure you are up to date with college news.
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Some of the specific things you can find on the Grail include: • IT, Maintenance and Housekeeping Requests • Library and Learning updates • Booking Student Success Sessions • View the Food Menu for the week and submit late meal requests You can access the grail by visiting: https://grail. ormond.unimelb.edu.au
IT Services We have a range of IT services available at Ormond. This includes WIFI, Printing and Audio Visual devices. Information on how to access these resources are included in your welcome pack. If you have any issues with IT, you can submit a IT Support Request through the Grail. On the home page, there is a yellow button on the side that says ‘IT SUPPORT REQUEST’. Through this form you can
provide detail of the issue, priority for when you would like it solved and attach any information that will help the team to solve the issue.
Mail Mail and packages can be addressed to your name at 49 College Crescent Parkville 3052. When a package arrives for you at the college, you will receive a text message informing you that a package is ready for collection from the package cupboards at Reception. Standard letters will be delivered each afternoon to the Junior Common Room for Undergraduatess or the Middle Common Room for Graduates. Pidgeon holes are sorted by first letter of your last name. Please ensure to check for mail regularly.
Cleaning responsibilities It is your responsibility to keep your own room clean. Vacuum cleaners can be loaned from Reception at any time. Due to the limited number of vacuums, your mobile phone will be held as collateral until the vacuum is returned. Please keep common areas tidy by picking up after yourself. The College kitchenettes, bathrooms & corridors are all cleaned regularly, but it is the student’s responsibility to keep these areas tidy. Please store your toiletries in your room, so our Cleaning team can effectively clean bathrooms.
Refrigerators Students are welcome to have their own bar fridges in their room if they wish. A per Semester charge applies to assist with the additional power costs (see ‘Fees and Charges’). There are communal fridges available in the student kitchenette areas. Please ensure that any food stored here is labelled and fresh.
College Heating The College heating runs via a boiler system. This system is not active all year round. When the weather starts getting colder, The Master will declare that ‘winter is here’ and the heating will be turned on. Please notify Maintenance or Reception immediately if your heater system is leaking water.
Flammable Items Open flames & other flammable items are not permitted in student rooms. This includes candles, incense and toasters. Please be mindful that items such as kettles, hair straighteners and aerosols may trigger the smoke detectors. When using communal kitchenettes, please be mindful of any items cooking. Fire brigade call-out fees may apply for anyone setting off smoke detectors or alarms.
Smoking policy Smoking is strictly not permitted in your rooms or any communal spaces. Smoking is not permitted on campus with the exception of three designated smoking area. These areas are behind the McCaughey Building, a small area of Picken Lawn and the Wade Garden. Butt bins are provided in these areas so please ensure you use them and leave these areas clean and tidy. Please see college map.
Laundries Communal laundries are located in all accommodation areas of the college, including both washers and dryers. The cost is $1.15 per wash cycle and $3.15 per dry cycle. Please ensure you empty the machine directly after use. Students need to provide their own laundry powder and drying racks, if required.
Maintenance and Housekeeping You can lodge a housekeeping or maintenance request via The Grail at any time. If you lodge a request afterhours, the Duty Manger will also be informed and will contact you if the matter is urgent.
Pest control Given the age of our period buildings active pest control is required and a contractor visits the College on a fortnightly basis. To assist in reducing pests on campus, please ensure your room is kept clean and tidy and no food items are left open or unsealed. Please notify Reception or lodge a maintenance request if you have any concerns.
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Sustainability Students and College staff work together on initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint, via the Sustainability Committee. In a community our size just doing the little things makes a big difference for example always use the correct bin for your rubbish, turn your lights off when you leave your room, and reduce your shower by a few minutes.
Corridors (fire hazards) The corridors must remain free of items as these areas are fire escapes and must be kept clear. This includes any furniture or other items from your room. Any items found in the corridors will be placed in storage and storage fees will apply (See fees & Charges).
Noticeboards Notices may only be posted on official noticeboards around the college, not placed on any of the college walls or other surfaces.
Notices should pertain to college events or items of interest to the community, and never be personal or sensitive in nature. If you are unsure about the content of your notice, please see Reception for advice.
Vehicles, Bicycles & Parking The College has a small number of car parks available onsite. If you wish to have a car park, you may apply to do so, prior to each semester. All applications are reviewed and allocated by the Vice Master based on seniority & need. A car-parking fee is charged per semester (see ‘Fines & Charges’). Unfortunately parking for guests is not available. There is ample street parking around College Crescent. Any unauthorised vehicles parked on College grounds, may be clamped. A fee is charged for the removal of the clamp (see ‘Fines & Charges’). Bicycles may be parked at dedicated bike racks only. Students must supply their own bike locks.
Lost property Our Cleaning team handle lost property, please lodge a housekeeping request if you believe you may have lost something. Valuable items may be stored at Reception, so please check here also. At the end of each semester, lost property will be displayed for your last chance to claim, before being donated to charity.
Academic Gown At the start of Semester, you will be provided with an academic gown in your room. This gown is your responsibility for the duration of the year and must be left in your room at the conclusion of semester two. Missing gowns will attract a charge (see ‘Fines & Charges’). During the semester break, your gown must be packed with your things, it may not be left in your room. Academic gowns are part of the heritage of the College and your gown should be worn to every Formal Hall dinner, and all official College events (including Commencement, Re-Commencement, Valedictory, Student Club Dinner & Scholars Dinner). Scholars Gowns feature a gold trim and are presented
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prior to the Scholars Dinner in honour of outstanding academic achievement. If you are presented with a scholar’s gown during your time at Ormond, this is yours to keep.
Lockers Lockers are available for Non-Resident students, please see Reception at the start of Semester to apply.
Departure Procedure Please ensure all items that were present in your room when your arrived are left in your room when checking out at the end of semester one or two. When you are moving out of the College, you must check out with reception and return your room key, as well as your spare key (if checked out) and proximity fob. This applies to both mid-year departures and end of year departures, even if you are checking out earlier than usual. Once you have departed college, access to your room will no longer be available for yourself or other students. You must ensure your room is clean & tidy, all rubbish placed in the outside bins and all your belongings have been packed and taken with you.
Fines and charges Below is a list of common fines or charges that may be applied to your student account. Any charges on your account will appear on your monthly statement. If you wish to settle a charge on your account, please contact the Ormond College Finance team. Charges are not able to be settled at Reception.
Common Fines & Charges • Extra servery meal (Guest): $12.00 • Lost room key: $60 • Lost proximity fob: $25 • Lost Locker key: $40 • Bedroom door lock replacement: $250 • Missing academic gown: $105.00 • Missing/Damaged items of furniture; • Pillow: $10 • Waste Bin: $10 • Mattress protector: $25 • Mattress: $280 (Single/King Single) $320 (Queen) • Desk Chair: $350
Charges apply for any missing items or failure to comply with any of the above (see ‘Fines & Charges’).
• Bed Frame: $800
Students must check out of college prior to Midday on Check-Out Day unless they have permission from the
• Furniture storage: $250 per semester
Associate Dean of Students.
Trunk Room Storage There is a limited amount of trunk room storage space available for students wishing to store items at the college during the semester or summer break. This space is prioritised for interstate & international residents and must be applied for. Information on how to apply will be sent out to all eligible students prior to the conclusion of each semester.
• Furniture moving (in or out of room): $75 • Additional end of semester room clean required: $80 - $200+ • Carpet tile replacement: $25 per tile • Removal of items stuck to bedroom wall including blu tac: from $50 • Semester parking: $390.00 • Unauthorised parking: $65.00 • Semester fridge charge: $50.00 • Fridge left not empty or unclean: $50.00 • Missed student service shift: $55
Items must be packed into a contained box, bag or suitcase and clearly labelled. Although all care is taken to look after items stored, the college is unable to accept any responsibility for missing or damaged items. Please do not store any liquids, sharps or hazardous items.
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Student Service Student service is a community programme where first and second year students contribute to the college community by participating in one two-hour session each fortnight during semester. Service is split between two different areas of the College – Kitchen and Gardening/Property.
Kitchen and Formal Hall If you are working in the Kitchen or on Formal Hall, you will be helping our kitchen team with a variety of tasks including washing dishes, setting up/cleaning the hall, serving meals and helping with the general management of one of the busiest daily areas of the College.
Gardening/Property Property Assistants assist our Maintenance and Gardening team throughout the week with ensuring the College stays in tip top shape. Tasks may include moving furniture, working in the Garden or setting up events – you can be assured that no two shifts will be the same. Shifts are allocated based around your availability each semester and are a good way to learn new skills and meet new members of the Ormond community – both students and staff. Third year students also complete student service but this is focused on volunteering in the community outside the College.
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Food Service Formal Hall Every Monday up to SWOTVAC, the Ormond community gather in the Dining Hall in their robes to celebrate an Ormond tradition known as Formal Hall. All non-resident & resident members of our community are encouraged to attend. Members of the Senior Common Room are also invited to attend and sit at ‘High Table’. Students may also be invited by the Master or a member of the SCR to be their guest at High Table. Students are involved in all aspects of Formal Hall including student service shifts where students assist with the setup, service & pack down of the dinner. A gourmet plated main & dessert are served alongside beverages. Attending students gather at 5.50pm to await the striking of the dinner gong. Students are then able to be seated for dinner, which runs from 6pm – 7pm. Students should not leave the Dining Hall until the Master and other high table guests have left for the evening. This also applies at other dinners such as Commencement Dinner. Formal halls are a great way to celebrate students artistic, sporting, and academic achievements and often feature interesting Guest Speakers or themed cuisine.
College Grace At the commencement of Formal Hall, the Master opens the dinner by saying the College Grace in Latin: Benedictus Benedicat opera nostra et nova et vetera per Jesum Christum Dominum Nostrum. Amen. This translates as: May the blessed one bless us and our works new and old, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Dietary Requirements Ormond College caters for all dietary requirements including but not limited to, Vegetarian, Vegan, Fodmap, Gluten free, Coeliac and nut allergies. If any special requirements or food plans are needed,
our experienced kitchen team are ready to help. Please reach out to our let one of our friendly staff know. The Head Chef is always available by email and willing to assist with any special needs. Please contact Lisa Tippins on firstname.lastname@example.org
Mealtimes Monday – Friday Breakfast 6:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 – 14:00 Dinner 17:00 – 19:00 Saturday Breakfast 07:30 – 10:00 Lunch 12:00 – 13:30 Dinner 17:30 – 19:00 Sunday Breakfast 07:30 – 10:00 Brunch 10:30 – 13:00 Dinner 17:30 – 19:00
Sandwich Orders early morning pick up If you are unable to attend breakfast or lunch at the designated time, you can order a takeaway sandwich. These orders can be collected from the kitchen any time after 7am. Orders can be placed via The Grail and can be found by clicking the Food tab and selecting ‘Sandwich Orders’. Orders must be placed prior to 5am the morning of collection.
Late meals If you are unable to attend dinner you can order a late meal via the Food tab on the Grail. The daily menu is posted on the order page to assist you with placing your order. Late meals can be collected from the JCR fridge after dinner service and will be labelled with your name. Meals can be re-heated using the JCR microwave.
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SAFE Policies and Procedures
Student wellbeing is a priority at Ormond College, and while the entire College contributes to ensuring the community is safe, healthy, and as happy as possible, the Student Success Team has wellbeing at its core. Student Success facilitates holistic wellbeing by having psychologists on hand for one-on-one support, a careers consultant to help guide you to internships and employment opportunities, physical health programs such as the Ormond gym and exercise classes, programs to help you develop your personal and employability skills and work closely with the academic staff at the College to ensure you get the most out of your degree.
Ormond College is committed to the safety of every member of our community and has zero tolerance for behaviours such as sexual harm, bullying, discrimination and victimisation.
In addition to the professional staff, Ormond has a range of trained and enthusiastic student leaders to help you on your journey through College. These leaders are a great first stop for any concerns or questions about College life.
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There are policies and procedures in place, named collectively SAFE Policies and Procedures, to manage complaints of the above behaviours. Reports can be made in person to the SAFE Coordinator, Head of College, or any other staff member or via an online reporting system, and the College will do all it can to support students through the procedures. Anonymous reports can also be submitted via the online system; however, the College will rarely be able to take action in the case of an anonymous report. Head to The Grail for access to the policies, the online reporting system, and a list of resources for available support, including SAFE Contact Persons and SAFE Coordinator details.
Bullying, Discrimination and Victimisation Bullying, discrimination and victimisation behaviours at Ormond are taken very seriously and will not be tolerated. Bullying is defined as repeated, unreasonable behaviour that creates a risk to health and safety. Examples of bullying are aggressive or intimidating behaviour, spreading rude or malicious rumours, or teasing and practical jokes. Discrimination is unjust or prejudicial treatment of a person or people based on certain attributes such as age, gender, race or disability. Victimisation occurs when a person or people are subjected to detrimental conduct because they have made a complaint or are believed to have made a complaint or have been involved in a complaints process. Ormond College has a policy and procedures in place to manage complaints of the above behaviours - these fall under the SAFE Policy: Discrimination, Bullying and Victimisation Policy and Procedures. Please see SAFE Policies for more information on how and where to report.
Sexual Harm Sexual Harm is extremely damaging and is strictly prohibited by Ormond College. Sexual Harm is a range of behaviours that are unwelcome and sexual in nature and includes sexual assault (which includes rape), sexual harassment, stalking, drink spiking and other crimination behaviours that are sexual in nature.
information on how and where to report. Ormond also supports students who wish to report these behaviours to external bodies such as Victoria Police.
Alcohol and Drugs Ormond College promotes positive physical and mental health practices and so takes a harm minimisation approach towards the use of alcohol, smoking and other drugs. Harm minimisation recognises that the use of substances may be a part of life for young people in Australia and seeks to decrease any harm as a result of this. The College encourages any member who may be struggling with substance use to connect with the Student Success Team who may provide counselling or referrals to appropriate support. Responsible Service of Alcohol laws apply at Ormond College and community members under the age of 18 years are not permitted to consume or possess alcohol. Students aged 18 years or older may choose to consume or possess alcohol. Illicit use and distribution of drugs is not tolerated by Ormond College and may result in termination of your residential agreement, however, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of the community, a student who seeks assistance for another intoxicated or drug-impaired student will not face any disciplinary action for having done so.
Ormond College promotes a consent-based culture which seeks to ensure all students understand, appreciate and practice consensual relationships and sexual interactions. Students are provided with education on consent and respectful relationships during their orientation period and throughout the academic year. Ormond College has a policy and procedures in place to manage complaints of the above behaviours these fall under the SAFE Policy: Sexual Harm Policy and Procedures. Please see SAFE Policies for more
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Academic Enrichment Library
Feedback on Academic Programs
All your research, reading, and writing needs are supported by the Ormond Library. We will ensure that you have access to any textbooks and required reading for your subjects. The library collection also offers key scholarship to support your research in most subject areas and should be a first stop for resources when working on university projects. We can also offer support in how to cite and prepare bibliographies, as well as help you with your writing.
Naturally, there might be times when a tutorial or tutor is not a great fit for you. If you have any concerns about the academic support you are receiving, you should speak either to your tutor, to the Associate Dean Academic and Enrichment, or to any of the Leading Tutors. We are here to provide you with a learning program that works for you and we can only help if you tell us what you need.
In addition, the library offers access to key national and international newspapers and journals to keep you up to date with news and current affairs.
Academic & Tutorial Program Subject Programs There are lots of ways to get support for your studies. Our Subject Programs consist of Tutorials, Study Sessions, and Supported Studios which run every week usually on Tuesday and Thursdays. Their purpose is not to repeat what has been covered at university but to expand your understanding and add depth to your learning. At assessment and exam time you can work through your revision with other students and your tutor. Consults (the way consults are going to be offered is still being assessed at this time!) Hour-long one-on-one consults with a tutor in your field of study are available if you have been attending tutes or study sessions regularly, or if we are unable to run weekly academic support in your subject. Eligible students are offered two one-hour consults per subject per semester. College Programs Expand and deepen your knowledge in one of our College Programs. These run weekly and are a great opportunity to explore different topics with an expert tutor beyond your university subjects. We regularly run very popular programs in Philosophy, Economics, Science, Maths, Art, and Gender, which are taught by expert members of the Academic Team, and often feature guest speakers.
Requests Tutorials, Study Sessions, and Supported Studios are only put on if we receive three or more requests from students enrolled in a subject. We then find an appropriate tutor and schedule a weekly session – usually on a Tuesday or Thursday. Not every student wants or needs this support so only make a request if you are committed to attending the sessions. Tutors are sourced and employed for the semester and if students don’t attend the tutors employment has to be cancelled so please be mindful of committing and following through on attendance.
First-Year Academic Commitment Participating in the academic life of the college is key part of living in an academic community. All first-year students at Ormond are expected to commit to AT LEAST one Subject Program or College Program each semester, although you will probably want to do more!
Intercollegiate Sport The intercollegiate sports program involves competition between Ormond and 9 other residential colleges. This friendly sporting rivalry dates back to 1921 and is managed on behalf of the Inter-Collegiate Sports Council by Melbourne University Sport. A list of all the sports available each year can be found at sport.unimelb.edu.au/play-sport/college-sport The Students Club elects two Sports Representatives who are tasked with managing the sporting calendar. Each individual sport has an elected Captain who arranges trainings and other key information. If you are interested in participating in the sport, please get in touch with the sports representatives who will be able to assist.
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The College, The Students Club and The Middle Common Room committee provide a wide and engaging calendar of both student and staff organised events throughout the year. These can range from visiting speakers, to large parties and everything in-between. Most commonly student events are organised by the Student’s Club and the Middle Common Room Committee.
Ormond College enables students to develop new skills and to earn money through a range of student employment opportunities. From working at the Junior Common Room café to interning with the Ormond Marketing team, there are a wide variety of roles available for students. Each year approximately 60 student employment roles are available throughout the College.
Each of the committees works closely with different staff to ensure that events are safe, welcoming and enjoyable for all those who attend. Our events have different planning needs depending on the space they are held in and comply with local, state and federal legislation and college policies. Any student interested in being involved with events is encouraged to talk to a member of the Students’ Club General Committee or the Middle Common Room Committee.
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Key Staff Contacts Ormond staff are available to provide assistance in a range of areas – college room maintenance, university life, career goals, as well as general well-being. You can contact these staff directly or book appointments and consults through The Grail. College Executive Master – Lara McKay email@example.com College Dean and Vice Master – Jeremy Boland firstname.lastname@example.org Chief Operations and Innovation Officer – Jacqui Walker email@example.com Executive Director Engagement – Kim Howells firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Success Manager, Student Success– Kristen DoranStawiarski email@example.com. edu.au Careers Advisor – Sandy Cran firstname.lastname@example.org Psychologist – Adam Higginson email@example.com Psychologist – Sarah Morris firstname.lastname@example.org
Residential Services Residential & Events Manager – Alison SheumackGuld email@example.com Duty Manager – 9344 1100 or 0417 380 480 firstname.lastname@example.org
Helpful Contacts Admissions and Financial Assistance Admissions Manager – Kim Exell email@example.com
Community Life Associate Dean, Community Life – Casey White firstname.lastname@example.org Junior Dean – James Kelly email@example.com Community Associate – Meghan Hatherall firstname.lastname@example.org Community Associate – Hamish Taylor email@example.com Freemantle Fellow – Francina Jodhi firstname.lastname@example.org
Learning & Teaching Tutorial Enquiries – Anne Byrne email@example.com Academic Consults – James Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
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Emergency Police, Fire, Ambulance: 000 Health Nurse on Call: 1300 606 024 National Home Doctor: 13 74 25 University Health Service: 8344 6904 Mental Health Lifeline: 13 11 14 Beyondblue: 1300 224 636 University Counselling: 8344 6927 Sexual Assault 1800 RESPECT: 1800 737 732 CASA House: 03 9365 3610 If you’re not sure who to call, don’t hesitate to contact the Ormond College Duty Manager at 9344 1100 or 0417 380 480
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49 College Crescent Parkville VIC 3052 Australia T: 61 3 9344 1100 ormond.unimelb.edu.au