Gender & Sexuality Diversity
Southern Cross University is committed to providing a work and learning environment free from harassment and discrimination which embraces and supports an understanding of and respect for diversity.
The University acknowledges and actively supports lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTIQ+) staff and students.
The Student Equity & Inclusion Office engages with LGBTIQ+ communities and external organisations on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex issues, particularly in relation to the student experience.
The Southern Cross University Enterprise Agreement includes "same sex partner" in its definition of family, for the purposes of an employee's leave entitlements.
The Student Equity & Inclusion Office facilitates Understanding Gender & Sexuality Diversity training for staff to enhance their understandings and abilities to work successfully with LGBTIQ+ students and colleagues.
LGBTIQ+ students and staff are supported by an Ally Network at the University. They may also contact an Equity & Diversity Contact to discuss any equity or discrimination matters they perceive or experience.
- International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT Day). A day to reflect on and draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by LGBTIQ+ people.
- Wear It Purple Day A day to show LGBTIQ+ young people that they are supported and respected.