At UTS, we pride ourselves on our diverse community.
We believe that everyone has the right to learn, live and work, free of prejudice and discrimination. It’s part of our strong commitment to social justice.
We support the rights of LGBTIQ students and staff to enjoy all the essential freedoms that every Australian is entitled to. As such, UTS is a formal supporter of Australian Marriage Equality.
Our commitment to respect, inclusion and tolerance also recognises that UTS is a place where diversity of views can be openly expressed and respectfully discussed. That’s why we expect you to:
- Be a human of UTS – maintain our culture of respect and tolerance at all times
- Support your network – if you notice a student or staff member that needs support, refer them to UTS Counselling or the Employee Assistant Program (staff login required).
"Equality is about more than just everyone having the same treatment under the law; it's about ensuring freedom from discrimination at legal and social levels. Social change takes time, but begins with the core notion that everyone deserves the same rights and the same respect." – Lachlan Barker, UTS Students’ Association
"I am proud that UTS is a supporter of Australian Marriage Equality. Two people who love each other should be free to marry. It’s a matter of equal rights and respect, and a fundamental part of a socially just nation. Love is Love." — The Hon. Verity Firth, Executive Director, Social Justice, UTS
"Social justice is at the heart of UTS. Participating fully, respectfully and compassionately in Australia’s democratic processes is a critical element of this. I encourage everyone who is eligible, to vote to ensure you have your say. The only way to build a better future is to imagine it and then act to bring it about." — Prof. Attila Brungs, Vice-Chancellor and President, UTS
Authorised by V. Firth, Ultimo, for UTS