Zero tolerance for discrimination

Unacceptable discrimination, including racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, homophobia and transphobia, has no place in our University.

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 can be found below.

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 


The Equity Office has developed a range of resources to support our Zero Tolerance campaign:

Stickers and a pull-up banner are also available. If you would like to request a sticker or use a pull-up banner, please email