Equity and Diversity Committee

Equity and Diversity Committee Role

The Equity and Diversity Committee;

  • advises on strategies to meet the equity and cultural diversity legislative reporting obligations to both State and Federal agencies,
  • advises on institutional responses to equity and diversity policy initiatives taken by government and external agencies,
  • advises on equal opportunity, equity and cultural diversity impacts of the University's policies, practices and initiatives,
  • advises on strategies for improving access, participation, retention and success of students from equity target groups, particularly Indigenous Australians,
  • takes carriage of matters relating to disability including the implementation of the University's Disability Action Plan,
  • champions equity and diversity amongst staff and students,
  • provides a consultative mechanism for the university community about equity and diversity matters,
  • commissions research and considers reports on equity and diversity matters, and
  • considers and reports on any equity and diversity matter referred to the Committee by the Vice-Chancellor.

Equity & Diversity Committee Members

Deputy Vice Chancellor (Students) and Dean of Education - Chair
Director, Gnibi College of Indigenous Australian Peoples 
Senior nominee by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) 
Director, Human Resources Services 
Director, Student Administration Services or nominee
Director, SCU International or nominee
Director, SCU College or nominee 
Head, Access and Inclusion
Manager, Student Success
Head, Equity and Diversity 

Please contact the Head, Equity & Diversity Nicola Best if you have any questions about the work of the Committee.