Equity has always been part of our ethos as a University and as an employer. We aim to be a University where people want to work. This requires practices and policies to build a work environment which reflects the diversity of Australian society and where people and performance are valued.
Professor Ian O'Connor, Vice Chancellor and President
Equity and diversity is everybody's business
Its everyone's responsibility at Griffith to ensure equity and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) are part of the work and study environment. Equal Employment Opportunity means that all people, regardless of gender, race, colour, age, marital or parental status, sexuality, gender identity, disability or religious belief have the same access to employment opportunities and conditions, and can expect to work in an environment that is free of discrimination or harassment.
Our Mission statement declares its commitment to equity and social justice as one of the foundations of excellence in teaching, research and community service. In keeping with our Mission we foster the promotion of equity through diversity. We seek to engage men and women from every segment of society in our pursuit of excellence, and to value the contribution of each and every student, staff and community member.
We have a commitment to inclusion and equal opportunity, welcoming all individuals. We also seek to reflect the diversity of the community that we serve – in the composition of our own community, curriculum, and in our approach to teaching and learning, research and community service.
In addition to our Mission, we also have legislative responsibilities to fulfil. In fulfilling these commitments to equity and social justice we have identified groups amongst staff and students who have experienced previous disadvantage and have developed plans and programs that actively promote inclusion and redress disadvantage.
The Griffith University Equity and Diversity Plan 2014-2017 outlines the Universities goals and priorities around First Peoples attraction and retention, supporting women and inclusion for all.
Please click here for for further information on Student Equity Services.
Current staff can access further information on staff equity initiatives on the Staff Portal.