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Cultural and Faith diversity

ECU is a global and contemporary university and thus our community is highly culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse. We are committed to ensuring an inclusive learning and work environment for people of all backgrounds, cultures and faiths.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Matters

Indigenous Matters outlines some key information about ECU's commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education and reconciliation.


Cultural diversity

Diversity Council Australia defines cultural diversity as:

The variation between people in terms of how they identify on a range of dimensions including ancestry, ethnicity, ethno-religiosity, language, national origin, race, and/or religion.

Racism. It stops with me

ECU has proudly pledged our support for the Australian Human Rights Commission's “Racism. It stops with me”  campaign to acknowledge that racism have no place in Australia or at ECU.

Learn more about what you can do to respond to racism at the Racism. It stops with me website.

Cultural diversity resources

Student Success Officers

Student Success Officers offer ongoing coordinated support to any ECU student who may desire it including providing relevant advice to international students. This involves assisting students negotiate university life and offering one-on-one appointments for the development of action plans designed to assist to students achieve success in their studies at ECU.

To make an appointment or for more information, you can visit the Student Success webpage.

ECU Ethnocultural Collective

ECU Ethnocultural collective aims to be a platform for culturally, ethnically and linguistically diverse students to share their culture, history and stories with likeminded individuals and foster better intercultural relations with the broader community.

If you are interested, you can get more information by emailing ecu.ethnocultural@gmail.com or you can find other relevant groups on the ECU Student Guild Club webpage.

Training and awareness

Culture Club is a 1 hour lunch time session for ECU staff where speakers from diverse cultural backgrounds talk about their cultures or share a cultural experience.

Cross Cultural Awareness training is a half day training that allows staff from hear real life examples and insights from various culturally and linguistically diverse guest speakers.

Staff can access these and more equity related trainings and activities on the Staff Development Calendar.


Multifaith communities

ECU is proud to be a dynamic, multicultural and multifaith community. You, your faith and traditions are valued and respected as a member of ECU.

Facilities and prayer rooms

Facilities for spiritual service and prayer are available at Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses for staff and students of any faith to utilise.

For more information on campus facilities available to you, you can go to the Facilities and Prayer Room webpage or contact Campus Support Office.

A multi-faith reflection room is available to all staff and students of any faiths to use at Joondalup campus in room 34.350.

No bookings are required for this room.

On the Mount Lawley campus, Room 16A.101 is available for meetings, prayer, bible studies and other faith purposes.

To use this space, please contact the Campus Support Office.

Separate male and female Musallah's are available at Joondalup Campus in Room 17G.101 and at Mount Lawley in building 16B.

To use this space, please telephone a security officer on (61 8) 6304 3333 or contact the Campus Support Office.

Multifaith resources and support

For an A-Z listing of various faith communities available in WA, you can go to the Western Australia faith communities webpage.

Faith based guild clubs, societies and collectives

ECU’s Student Guild supports a broad range of cultural and interest clubs including many faith based groups. To explore the different groups available or for contact details, you can visit the ECU Student Guild Club webpage.

Alternative arrangements

If you require alternative arrangements for exams or assessments based on a religious need, you can contact studentequity@ecu.edu.au to discuss your options.


Calendar of cultural and religious dates

You can visit the Australian Government's Calendar of cultural and religious dates to learn more about the special dates and events observed by members of culturally and faith diverse communities.

Support and resources

For more information about resources and supports available, you can visit the equity resources and support page or contact the Equity Projects Team by emailing equity@ecu.edu.au or 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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