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Diversity and inclusion


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.

Strategies and plans

  • USC Strategic Plan
  • USC Academic Plan
  • Student Engagement and Retention Blueprint 2017-2020
  • Equity and Diversity - Governing Policy
  • Reconciliation Action Plan 2017-2019
  • Disability Action Plan 2015-2018
  • Sunshine Coast Multicultural Action Plan
  • Student expectations and responsibilities
  • Safer Communities Framework
  • Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committees

  • VC&P Equity and Diversity Committee
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Committee
  • Reconciliation Action Plan Working Party
  • Athena Swan Committee
  • School of Education Indigenous sub-committee
  • Safer Campuses Committee
  • Pathways Access Strategy Management Group
  • Student Representative Council 

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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Justin Chilly
Justin Chilly

"When I think of diversity, I think of people's uniqueness. Nobody's ever the same as the person next to them. But even though everyone is unique and different, we all share common bonds"

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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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