USC acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live, work and study. The University pays its respect to local Indigenous Elders past, present and emerging and recognises the strength, resilience and capacity of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
The University is committed to advancing human rights within a tolerant and inclusive environment, in which respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is fundamental. This commitment is demonstrated through:
- the USC Reconciliation Action Plan (2017–2019), guiding the University's relationships, respect, opportunities and progress reporting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
- Indigenous Services delivering a range of initiatives to promote access to education and enhance the retention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
- the annual Indigenous Education Symposium which facilitates discussion on best practice and culturally safe education engagement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC) values its relationship with the Traditional Custodians of the land on which its campuses sit.
USC Sunshine Coast, USC Gympie and USC Caboolture are located on the land of the Kabi Kabi/Gubbi Gubbi people.
USC Moreton Bay is located on the land of the Turrbal peoples.
USC SouthBank is located on the land of the Yugarabul, Yuggera, Jagera and Turrbal peoples.
USC Fraser Coast and USC K'gari Research and Learning Centre is located on the land of the Butchulla/Batjala/Badtjala people.