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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

AIME

The Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) is looking for Southern Cross University students who are interested in mentoring local Indigenous High School students. Training and support is available.

AIME Coordinator at Lismore campus, Pat Orme said "AIME is committed to unlocking future leaders. Our aspiration is to see Indigenous kids attend university at the same rates as their non-Indigenous school mates. Become a mentor and do something great for your community while improving your leadership skills and having a bit of fun as well."

To learn more about the program, or to apply to become a mentor, check out AIME Mentoring

UniMentor Program

Support for new students? Request a UniMentor or Become a UniMentor!!!
The UniMentor program connects new students with a second or third year mentor studying the same (or similar) course. UniMentors are in touch with the academic and social challenges of university life, as they've been through it themselves.

Updated: 24 March 2014