A safe, inclusive and equitable University

Equity is fairness and justice. The Equity Office - Te Ara Tautika leads the University of Auckland's commitment to be a safe, inclusive and equitable place to study and work.

Everyone has the right to be free from discrimination and achieve their potential.

We support our students and staff through equity initiatives, resources, policies and programmes that are embedded across the University. 

A safe, inclusive and equitable University means that:

  • We value all our students and staff.
  • We respect difference.
  • We celebrate diverse communities.
  • We are committed to addressing bullying, harassment and discrimination.
  • We take concerns about the study and work environment seriously.
  • It's OK to ask for help and support.
  • It's safe to disclose issues that may affect study or work.
  • We are committed to balancing the rights and responsibilities of free speech, academic freedom, human rights and health, safety and wellbeing. 

Staff and Student complaint and resolution processes

Training for staff and students

Online training modules are available to help build general knowledge around what constitutes bullying, harassment and discrimination, as well as give options for support, advice and action.

From 2020, all new students have been directly enrolled in online training and have received an email from Canvas to confirm their acceptance. For any other students wishing to complete the training please email Wellbeing@auckland.ac.nz to request access.

Staff are encouraged to undertake online training and workshops on bullying, harassment and discrimination, and unconscious bias. Enrol via career tools.

Support for students and staff

Further information about how the University aims to be a safe, inclusive and equitable place to study and work:

Residential Rules

These apply for all University of Auckland Accomodation. By signing a residential agreement with the University, you are agreeing to all rules for the full residential period.

Read the rules for Flats and Apartments and Halls of Residence.

Academic freedom and responsibility

Free speech

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