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Diversity and student safety at ECU

Wednesday, 03 June 2009


ECU values its diverse student population and recognises that the University community benefits widely from the many cultures and experiences that this diversity brings to our campuses. ECU is committed to advancing equity and diversity across its campuses and to providing an environment free of discrimination and harassment where students of diverse backgrounds are encouraged to work with the University in ensuring that equity and diversity are embedded in all its practices.

Recently there has been much media attention focused on the safety of International students in the Eastern States.

Whilst the universities, students and authorities involved are doing much to resolve this situation it does act as an opportunity for ECU to reinforce our stance against racism and our commitment for all students to study in a safe environment free from all forms of discrimination.

It also is provides a timely reminder of how important it is for all of us to take responsibility for our personal safety.

ECU is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our students and has a range of security services available to the ECU community.

All campuses are patrolled by our professional Campus Security staff and they are happy to provide assistance to ensure your personal safety.

Campus Security provide a security escort service for students and will accompany you from your campus location to your car or bus stop (limited to campus perimeter stops). This service is especially useful during night time. Campus Security can be contacted on 6304 3333 at all times.

ECU has also placed Emergency Phones around each campus for students and staff. These provide immediate contact with Campus Security when activated and are placed in both internal and external locations around campus for quick and easy access.

For further information on ECU's security services and some tips on personal safety please visit the security services website.

Professor Kerry O. Cox
Vice-Chancellor
vc@ecu.edu.au

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