The Equity and Diversity Office, through its activities, events and programs, supports the access, participation and success of all students at the University and has a particular focus on students who are:
- from regional and remote areas,
- from low socio-economic backgrounds,
- Aboriginal and Torres Straitf Islander peoples,
- people with disabilities,
- lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex, and
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
The Equity & Diversity Office has developed and supports a network of Equity & Diversity Contacts who are a point of contact for students with a query or concern about an equity or diversity matter.
The Equity & Diversity Office cordinates an LGBTIQ+ Ally network which seeks to support the recognition, inclusion and celebration of gender and sexuality diversity at the University.
Students who require advice and assistance with academic adjustments and support due to an equity matter or disability should make contact with the Student Access & Inclusion Service.
Students who require confidential advice and/or advocacy in relation to the academic and procedural rules and regulations of the University should make contact with the Student Advocacy Service.
The Equity and Diversity Office offers the UniMentor program for all commencing undergraduate students to help them with their transition to university life.
Southern Cross University proudly supports the Human Rights Commission Racism. It Stops With Me campaign. As a supporter organisation we commit to undertake activities to challenge racist attitudes and to educate about racism and its detrimental effects to all of society.
For more information about this campaign please contact Senior Equity and Diversity Officer Rob Cumings.