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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

ECU is proud to offer a diverse and contemporary learning and working environment and strives to be a place where all students and staff feel safe, supported and valued. We understand that the diversity within our community is a strength and we have a long-standing commitment to advancing social justice. ECU is committed to ensuring that it is free from harassment, bullying and discrimination of any kind.

To this end, we have an expanding range of support services, facilities and programs designed to support both staff and students. Our equity initiatives aim to address the systemic discrimination faced by many populations as well as create a culture where everyone is free to be and express themselves fully and get the most out of their ECU experience.

You are invited to explore this page to learn more about the different initiatives, supports and resources available for students and staff at ECU. You can also find more information regarding ECU's commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Gender Equality.

Pro Vice Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous)

Professor Braden Hill

Hear from Pro Vice Chancellor (Equity and Indigenous) Professor Braden Hill about ECU's commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

Harassment, bullying and discrimination

Students on campus

ECU is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment and bullying. ECU does not tolerate these behaviours for any reason or against any person or population.

Pride @ ECU

Pride@ECU banner

ECU is proud to support and celebrate our LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Queer or Questioning) community members and acknowledge their contributions to making ECU the diverse and vibrant community that it is.

Safety and wellbeing

Students on campus

Your safety and wellbeing while on campus and throughout your journey with ECU is our top priority, that is why we have a number of initiatives to ensure that ECU is a safe place for everyone. ECU is particularly committed to combating sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Disability access and inclusion

Students talking

ECU is committed to ensuring that students, staff and community members with a disability and/or medical condition have equal opportunities to access, engage and participate in all levels of our university.

Cultural and faith diversity

ECU is a diverse and culturally rich community and as such we want to ensure that everyone feels welcome and included here. Everyone is free to practice their culture, traditions and faith at ECU. You can find information about ECU's commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and reconciliation.

News & events

Dylan Alcott smashes stereotypes at ECU disability event

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Wimbledon champion Dylan Alcott is used to holding court in the tennis arena and it was no different as he addressed the crowd at ECU’s International Day of People with Disability event this week.

Breaking the silence: What it means to be Indigenous and queer

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Participants are being sought for a WA-first study exploring the impact of discrimination on people who identify as both Indigenous and queer.

Celebrate Pride at ECU

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Join ECU in celebrating PrideFEST - a month long celebration of diversity and LGBTIQ community throughout Western Australia.

Equity resources and support

ECU has a broad range on internal equity related resources and supports for both students and staff. You can also get in touch for information about external and community resources and supports that are relevant to your needs.

Committees and Strategies

Learn about the committees and strategies that underpin and support ECU's equity, diversity and inclusion work.

Contact

For more information you are welcome to contact the ECU's Equity Projects Team by email at equity@ecu.edu.au or by calling (08) 6304 6170.

We would like to acknowledge and pay respect to the Noongar people, the traditional custodians of the land upon which ECU's campuses stand and programs operate.

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