Disclosure of Information

Equity at the University of Auckland

The University works hard to assist groups of staff and students who are more likely to have experienced barriers to accessing and succeeding at the University - such as discrimination, marginalisation, under- representation, socioeconomic background and/or underachievement in school. It also is committed to meeting its responsibilities under the Treaty of Waitangi.

In this respect, it has developed an equity policy, which sets out its support for staff and students who are Māori and from equity groups. The University equity groups are LGBTI, refugee background, disability, Pacific, low socio-economic background, and people experiencing access and success barriers.

Why does the University request information about whether staff and students are from equity groups?

We collect information about staff and students for the purposes set out in the University’s Privacy Statements. Information about whether a student or staff member belongs to an equity group especially helps us to understand the diversity of our student and staff communities, and determine the types of support and services that we need to provide. This information also allows us to monitor the effectiveness of our projects and policies in providing a safe, inclusive and equitable work and study environment.


The University of Auckland values the privacy of every individual’s personal information and is committed to the protection of personal information. For more information about the University’s privacy regime, see Privacy at the University of Auckland.