Caring for others

Care includes caring for and caring about. Care means acting to ensure the wellbeing of others and of communities and environments in which we operate.

Curtin is a safe place to live and study, and we take the safety and security of our staff, students and property very seriously. If you experience or are made aware of a lack of care shown to yourself, others, or to your or others’ property and facilities, it is your duty to report it.

How do I care for my personal safety?

Be aware of the programs and services we have set up to protect your personal welfare. Different campuses have different programs and services available. Across Curtin, nationally and internationally, they include:

See the Security and personal safety webpage.

The behaviour of people under the influence of alcohol or drugs may offend or upset you or others. Staff and students can only consume alcohol on licensed premises, and any staff or student functions should observe responsible serving practices.

Drunkenness and the use of illegal substances while on campus is not tolerated at Curtin.

If you are concerned about your own or another student’s alcohol or drug use, you can contact Health Services, Counselling Services or Student Wellbeing for more information or support.

If your concern involves a staff member, contact the Integrity and Standards Unit.

To protect the health of staff, students and visitors, all of Curtin’s Western Australian campuses are smoke-free.

Caring is:

Not caring is:

Case Study

Alcohol use

Greg is a student volunteer on campus. He notices that his friend, Jim, often turns up for events showing signs of being drunk. Jim has already been placed on academic probation because he failed to submit assignments, and then lost his place on the volunteer team. But he still does little to control his alcohol abuse.


It is difficult to know how to support a friend in this situation. However, there are services on campus with people who can help talk it through with you and decide how to handle the situation. Greg may want to speak to his own volunteer student advisor, a Student Wellbeing staff member or to a counsellor at Counselling Services.


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