A values-based University
At Griffith we understand that equity, diversity and inclusion is our strength. We embrace diversity and inclusion to ensure that all staff are provided with a safe, supportive and productive environment. We are committed to social justice and see the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as one powerful articulation of these values.
We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land and pay respect to the Elders, past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
First Peoples employment
Griffith is undertaking an ambitious recruitment strategy including the recruitment of senior Australian First Peoples leaders. Talk to our First Peoples Employment Consultant to find out more about opportunities at Griffith.
Reconciliation action plan
Griffith commenced developing its first RAP in 2010 - building on the work started with our Reconciliation Statement. We are taking the opportunity to assess the success of our 2016-2019 RAP and have commenced consultations to inform our future strategies.
Domestic and Family Violence
Griffith provides prevention programs, entitlements, information and support related to domestic and family violence.
Workplace Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment
Griffith is committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination, harassment and bullying (including sexual harassment and assault).
Workplace flexibility is an important attraction, retention and inclusion measure for a diversity of staff. Griffith provides a range of flexibility options for staff.
Griffith's Strategic Plan clearly articulates our commitment to Australian First Peoples, equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice. We have a number of Plans that sit beneath our Strategic Plan that further articulate our aims. These include:
- Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan
- Reconciliation Action Plan
- Griffith Athena SWAN Action Plan
- Disability Action Plan
- Pride Plan (currently seeking feedback for 2020)
Our networks support our strategic aims by promoting Griffith values and providing guidance to the Griffith community.
We have a range of committees devoted to staff and student equity, diversity and inclusion. They include:
- Equity Committee
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee
- Reconciliation Action Plan Working Party
- First Peoples Employment Committee
- Athena SWAN Implementation Subcommittee
- Disability Advisory Committee
- Safe Campuses Advisory Committee
- Pride Committee
- Group Equity Committees
Academic equity development program
The Academic Equity Development Program ( AEDP ) provides eligible academic and research staff with support to conduct sustained activities to further their development as scholars, researchers, teachers and/or practitioners. It is awarded in recognition of the achievements and potential achievements of individual staff, despite previous career disadvantage that has been experienced and related to certain attributes or circumstances.
Inclusive and collaborative resources
This collection of resources builds skill in creating diverse, strategic and productive partnerships and teams, and including and involving others in respectful ways.
Other internal resources
We provide a wide range of resources on gender equity, LGBTIQ+ communities, inclusive language, accessibility and other topics related to equity, diversity and inclusion.