Equity related committees and Networks

Equity Leadership Committee

The committee’s role is to ensure aspirational equity goals and enhance the University’s equity achievements.

1. Terms of Reference are as follows:

a.To enhance integrated, effective and efficient equity leadership across the University

b.To enhance the University of Auckland’s national and international equity leadership

c.To advise Senate and Council on University equity strategy, plans, policy, projects and outcomes

d.To monitor and report on the implementation of the University’s equity strategy, plans, policy, and projects

e.To ensure the University’s statutory and other compliance obligations are met

2.Equity Leadership Committee membership:
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Equity), Chair
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Engagement)
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Māori)
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Pacific)
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Operations) and Registrar
Two Faculty Deans
Director (HR)
University Librarian
Two members of the Equity Community of Interest
Two AUSA student representatives, with one in attendance

3.The Equity Leadership Committee will meet three times per year and report twice yearly to Council.

a.Conflicts of Interest
Committee members must declare any real or perceived conflicts of interest in line with the requirements of the University’s Conflicts of Interest Policy.
Committee members have a responsibility to treat all information with appropriate confidentiality. This includes matters tabled or discussed at the Committee meetings, as well as any additional issues that are raised outside meetings.

Equity Community of Interest

The Equity Community of Interest's (ECOI) role is:

  • To increase responsive, integrated, effective, efficient and sustainable equity leadership within and across faculties.
  • To advise and respond to the Equity Leadership Committee on staff and student perspectives on equity strategy, plans, policy, projects and outcomes.
  • To share monitoring and reporting on faculty and service division's implementation of the University’s equity strategy, plans, policy and projects.
  • To enhance staff and student engagement in achieving equity outcomes.
  • To share equity successes, challenges and opportunities. 
  • To identify and progress opportunities for collaborative cross University initiatives, to advance equity outcomes.

ECOI Membership includes representatives from Libaries and Learning Services, LIGGINS Institute and Auckland Bioengineering Institute, Faculty Equity Committee Chairs, CLeaR, AUSA Executive, and the Equity Office.

ECOI meeting dates 2019:

  • 7 March
  • 2 May
  • 2 July
  • 19 September

LGBTQITakatāpui+ student and staff network

The LGBTQITakatāpui+ network is for students and staff who identify with the Rainbow community. This includes those who are trans and gender diverse. 

With four meetings a year, they are an opportunity for Rainbow students and staff to meet and share information about services news and events. The network also provides a voice for the University's Rainbow community and a record for issues and activities across the University.....find out when the next meeting is and register

Students from Refugee Backgrounds Club

A student - led club that is supported by the Equity Office. It offers students from refugee backgrounds social activities, friendship, peer support and advice. Email the Students from Refugee Backgrounds Club