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.
- Academic disputes and complaints
- What resolution processes are available to staff and students?
- Unacceptable "isms"
Opinion: Free speech is not under attack at Universities-2017 AUSA president
Former AUSA president Will Matthews wrote an opinion piece in support of the University's Zero Tolerance stance on discrimination...read more
Support is available from:
- University Health and Counselling service (for students)
- Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) (for staff – free and confidential)
Information about the University’s commitment to being safe, inclusive and equitable can be found in the:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Give nothing to racism campaign
The New Zealand Human Rights Commission recently launched the ‘Give nothing to Racism’ campaign. The first video features NZ celebrity Taika Waititi, who urges Kiwis to refuse to spread intolerance no matter how seemingly insignificant.
Watch the video and learn more about Give Nothing to Racism