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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 and our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint.

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

Australian Network on Disability

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. ECU's is also committed to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and reconciliation.

News & events

Be a Better Human: Let's talk about bystander intervention

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

An active bystander is someone who, when noticing a situation that concerns them, does something about it. This might be looking out for your friends, calling out your friends when they make an offensive comment towards another person, or helping someone remove themselves from an uncomfortable situation.

Be a Better Human: Let's talk about rape culture

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Rape culture is used to describe an environmental where sexual violence is normalised and excused. It can be perpetrated through the media and pop-culture by use of misogynistic language and jokes, the objectification of women’s bodies and the glamorisation of violence.

Be a Better Human: Let's talk about sexual assualt

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Sexual assault is a criminal offense. It can cover many types of sexual behaviour that are considered unwanted or forced. This includes indecent assault, rape and sexual harassment.

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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