Multicultural policies and services
UTS values its culturally diverse community, and is committed to implementing policies and services that engage with multiculturalism in the broader community. The Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion at UTS oversees a suite of programs and initiatives to ensure that UTS is increasingly just, equitable and socially impactful.
UTS is required by the NSW State Government to embed four key principles into core business through its multicultural policies and services plan (MPSP). The four principles are:
- Leadership to encourage and value a culturally diverse society through the establishment of supportive policy, legal and planning frameworks;
- Community harmony;
- Access and equity within the framework of social justice obligations;
- Economic and cultural opportunities.
These principles confirm the right of individuals in New South Wales to:
- Fully contribute and participate in the life of the state;
- Respect the culture, language and religion of others (within a legal and constitutional framework where English is the common language);
- Have access to government services;
- Have the linguistic and cultural assets in New South Wales recognised and promoted.
To help foster an inclusive culture and ensure equity and representation for every member of our community, the Equity & Diversity Unity at the Centre for Social Justice and Inclusion operates the UTS Multicultural & Indigenous Women’s Network. The network provides an opportunity to enable multicultural and Indigenous women working at UTS to realise their full potential and experience equity and justice at work.