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Cultural & Linguistic Diversity

Diversity Celebrations Gold Coast campusEducational institutions are places where students can learn to interact, socialise and work respectfully with people from diverse backgrounds. Southern Cross University is committed to being an inclusive and culturally safe work and study environment that values, supports and benefits from the diversity of its communities.

The University's Strategic Plan includes in its Mission Statement:

  • We equip our students to live a life they value and to be effective global citizens. We do this by creating inspirational and engaged learning experiences by staff who actively practise scholarship.
  • We extend internationally recognised educational opportunities for our diverse student body, including those from rural and regional communities.
  • We create and apply knowledge in partnership with our communities in fields that are regionally relevant and globally significant.

Throughout the year, the University and wider communities join together to celebrate our diversity and to learn more about each other. Events relating to cultural diversity and social inclusion are included in the annual SCU Diversity Calendar.

Undergraduate and postgraduate students can internationalise their educational experience by studying overseas at one of our partner universities.

The University welcomes students from more than 80 countries throughout the world. In 2013 and 2014 SCU International was ranked number one in Australia for their support to international students by the International Student Barometer.

Southern Cross University is a Human Rights Commission Racism. It Stops With Me campaign supporter organisation. We commit to undertake activities to challenge racist attitudes and to educate about racism and its detrimental effects to all of society.

For more information contact the Equity and Diversity Office on 66299208 or

Information and Resources

Racism. It Stops With Me
SCU Diversity Calendar
SCU International
SCU Strategic Plan
SCU Students Studying Overseas