Diversity and inclusion

The University of Melbourne is committed to building a robust culture of diversity and inclusion among staff, students and the wider community. Together we encourage equity and actively support initiatives and services that promote a safe, respectful and connected community, so that all of us may feel welcome, valued and respected.

A new Gender Affirmation Policy has been published, following extensive consultation, that details the University of Melbourne’s support for students and staff in affirming their gender identity. The policy reinforces the University’s commitment to building a culture that is safe, inclusive and respectful for all. Everyone is entitled to a study environment or workplace free from harassment, bullying and discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or intersex status.

Our initiatives in action