A system for disclosing sexual harassment or bullying has been launched at UCD.
It's open for both students and staff, with victims able to report incidents to what's being described as "non-judgemental support".
A report in January into the third level sector found 19% of students said there was an attempt made to have sex with them when they were too drunk or incapacitated to stop what was happening.
The survey was carried out by the Higher Education Authority.
Almost 11,500 students and staff at third level responded to the survey, with more than two-thirds being students.
Almost all female respondents said the perpetrator of sexual violence against them was a man, and two-thirds said the person who carried out the act was drunk or under the influence of drugs.
34% of students said they were forced into "non-consensual vaginal penetration"
Speaking at the launch of the service today, Higher Education Minister Simon Harris said, "I know what a service like this means to students and staff. I’ve travelled across the country, visiting colleges and universities, where I meet with student reps who tell me of the impact on students who have a distressing or harmful experience.
"This is a huge step forward. The Higher Education sector must continue to lead the way on changes in institutional mind-set, championing the changes required to achieve a cultural norm where bullying and sexual harassment are not tolerated.
"I want to thank the whole team involved in opening the Dignity and Respect Service, and I commend their work in this extremely important area. On officially opening this service today, I want to encourage anyone who feels the need to reach out to use this service."