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Diversity and inclusion

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Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

Across our campuses and study sites, the USC community is working together to create an inclusive culture for our staff and students.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committees

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Participation in higher education

Increasing access to higher education for all – particularly students from low SES backgrounds, students with disabilities and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

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Cultural and linguistic diversity

We value the cultural and linguistic diversity of our community.

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Disability and inclusion

USC is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and students including those with disabilities.

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LGBTIQ and community

USC is focused on the inclusion of sexually and gender diverse identities, including but not limited to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+)

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Gender equality
Gender equity

USC actively promotes an environment in which the diversity of its staff, students and wider community is valued and where people can reach their full potential, regardless of gender.

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Diversity initiatives

Respect. Now. Always.
Respect. Now. Always.

Ending sexual assault and harassment on campus.

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Racism. It stops with me.

Working together by taking action against racism

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Vice Chancellor and President’s Diversity and Inclusion Awards

Recognise and reward USC staff, students, and graduates who have made an outstanding commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion within the University and its broader community.

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Diversity champions

Nina Ashfield
Nina Ashfield

"We're essentially creating the world's next leaders, so our students need to make their voices heard to the people in power who are making the decisions."

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Dr Greg Nash

USC academic has been appointed the Queensland chair of White Ribbon Australia, an organisation that aims to end male violence against women and girls

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Bridie Kean
Bridie Kean

"Diversity is such a broad term. To me, it means recognising and celebrating everyone's backgrounds and experiences and journeys because that's what makes the world a richer place."

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