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Welcome to the Equity and Diversity Office

Southern Cross University is committed to providing an environment for staff and students that embraces and supports a knowledge of and respect for equity and cultural diversity and which is free from harassment and discrimination.

The Equity and Diversity Office facilitates the development and implementation, in consultation with key stakeholders, of University policy, initiatives, strategies, programs and projects related to equity and diversity in employment and education. It is responsible for:

Students at Coffs Harbour Campus

  • Equal Employment Opportunity;
  • Affirmative Action;
  • Higher Education Participation and Partnership Programs;
  • Workshops and Events relating to Equal Opportunity and Cultural Diversity

The Equity and Diversity Office focuses on staff from the following groups:

  • Women;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples;
  • People with disabilities; and
  • People from non-English speaking backgrounds.

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The Equity and Diversity Office focuses on students and potential students from the following groups:

  • Regional and remote areas;
  • Low socio-economic backgrounds;
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples;
  • People with disabilities;
  • People from non-English speaking backgrounds.



What's Happening

Diversity Week
UNIty in diVERSITY: the coming together of cultures and communities

Monday 18 Friday 22 August 2014

Southern Cross University and Coffs Harbour Education Campus students and staff are invited to participate in the University's inaugural Diversity Week - an opportunity to acknowledge, learn from and celebrate our diverse communities. Most events are also open to the public.

Featuring special lectures, staff and student forums, music, creative expression, film and the popular Fusion Festival celebrating cultural diversity, the week also includes a student and staff Photography and Poetry Competition.

Focus themes of the week include:

Accessibility | Cultural Diversity | Diverse Sexualities | Food For Thought | Indigenous Australian Peoples | Social Inclusion

Events are scheduled to take place at the University's Lismore, Coffs Harbour and Gold Coast campuses, with elements also available On-Line. Diversity Week

Updated: 25 July 2014