We are committed to a safe, inclusive and respectful university

All members of the Griffith University community have a right to feel welcome and safe. It's everyone's responsibility at Griffith to ensure equity and inclusion are part of our daily work and study environment and our campus communities are free from harassment, bullying, discrimination or other behaviours that impact negatively on others.

Being a bystander

If you see or hear behaviour that is not OK, you can do something to assist.

If you think it's safe to do so, you can act in the moment to call out bad behaviour.  This might mean calling out at someone to stop, or telling your friend to settle down or apologise for an offensive remark.

If it's not safe for you to help immediately, you might chose to call for security or emergency services, or wait and assist the victim of bad behaviour after the perpetrator has left, to make sure they are OK.

If you're not sure about the behaviour you are witnessing, just ask yourself is this OK?

You can learn more about being an effective bystander through Griffith's MATE Bystander program.  Register below.


Interested in learning more about being an effective bystander, or responding to disclosures? Let us know.

Rolemodelling positive behaviour

Harassment and Discrimination Contact Officers are available to talk to staff and students about behaviours which may constitute harassment, sexual harassment, bullying and discrimination.

Cultural Competence Program

Increase your skills and knowledge in cultural competence, diversity and inclusion

Nurturing a Respectful and Inclusive Griffith community

Walking in rainbow shoes

As a Pride in Diversity member organisation, Griffith is pleased to provide staff and students with access to the 'Walking in Rainbow Shoes: LGBTI Inclusion training module'.

This 20 minute module was developed by Pride in Diversity and the Australian Red Cross Blood Service, to enable broader training reach, and to assist in raising awareness about LGBTI inclusion, particularly in the workplace.

Staff and students are encouraged to complete 'Walking in Rainbow Shoes', now available on Learning at Griffith.


Griffith provides a culturally safe environment for our students, staff and communities through recognition of our First Peoples - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.


At Griffith University we are always seeking ways to remove barriers to the participation of people with disability in higher education.

We welcome applications for employment from people with disabilities and provide support to staff and managers through workplace assessments and reasonable adjustments.

Student diversity and inclusion

We're here to help all students get the most out of their University experience