Disclosure of Information

Equity at the University of Auckland

How we use and protect specific personal information

The University asks for information about whether someone identifies as LGBTQIATakatāpuiMVPFAFF+, as being from a refugee background, or as having a disability. It is optional for students and staff to provide this information, and people can update their information at any time.

Gathering this information helps us understand the diversity of our student and staff communities, and the types of support and services that we need to provide. It also helps us to monitor how well the University provides a safe, inclusive, and equitable work and study environment. Check out our University demographic data.

We take care to protect this personal information because we know that some people may not want to be identified to others as being LGBTQIATakatāpuiMVPFAFF+, from a refugee background, or as having a disability. Therefore we restrict access to this information to University staff who have a legitimate purpose to use it.


Additional information

LGBTQIATakatāpuiMVPFAFF+ stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual. Takatāpui is a term that embraces all Māori with diverse genders, sexualities, and sex characteristics.  MVPFAFF is a term that embraces Pacific identities - Mahu (Hawai’i and Tahiti), Vaka sa lewa (Fiji), Palopa (Papua New Guinea) Fa’afafine (Samoa) Akava’ine (Rarotonga), Fakaleiti (Tonga), Fakafifine (Niue).

For information about the University’s privacy regime, and how we collect and process personal information, see Privacy at the University of  Auckland.  

Visit the Te Ara Tautika Equity Office website, for information on equity and how the University supports LGBTQIATakatāpuiMVPFAFF+, refugee background and disabled students.