A safe, inclusive and equitable University

Equity is fairness and justice. The Equity Office 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. 

Message from the Vice-Chancellor Stuart McCutcheon

"Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, ageism and other ‘isms’ share one key feature: they ascribe negative characteristics to a group, and assume that those characteristics apply to all members. I encourage anyone who experiences such behaviour to seek resolution via the appropriate processes, including if necessary complaints procedures, so the University can act appropriately."

Support for students and staff

Further information around 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.

Freedom and academic responsibility

Free speech