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Overview

The Equity & Diversity Unit promotes social inclusion and widening participation initiatives at UTS, including:

  • access to education and employment for people from diverse backgrounds;
  • grievance handling advice and assistance for matters relating to discrimination and harassment;
  • design and facilitation of equity and diversity training;
  • guest lectures and presentations on equity and diversity issues to student and staff groups

The unit also advises on equity issues as they arise at UTS. For information contact the Equity & Diversity Unit on 9514 1084 or email equity@uts.edu.au

Implementing equity and diversity principles at UTS

UTS integrates equity and diversity principles within all of its decisions and operations:

  • The Provost oversees the development of policies and practices to promote equity and eliminate discrimination amongst students and staff and continue to develop a diverse, inclusive and accessible university environment
  • The Equity & Diversity Unit provides specialist advice and support on policy development, training and development, equity-related complaint resolution and social justice initiatives
  • All UTS staff with management / supervisory responsibilities have a range of equal opportunity accountabilities
  • All UTS staff and students have a responsibility to avoid discrimination or harassment in their personal interactions with other staff and with students. Discriminatory or harassing behaviour is a serious breach of UTS policy and can lead to disciplinary action being taken under the relevant award (for staff) or University Rules (for students)

The UTS Social Justice Report is an annual equity report compiled each year for UTS Council and reflects the University's commitment to social justice, diversity and human rights.