Rainbow student communities
We recognise the diversity in gender identity and sexual orientation in the Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland community. We welcome all our rainbow students to join and engage with the rainbow networks and opportunities on campus.
The Rainbow community (or LGBTQIATakatāpui+ or MVPFAFF+ community) make up a large group of students on campus. They represent lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, takatāpui, māhū (Hawai’i, and Tahiti), vaka sa lewa lewa (Fiji), palopa (Papua New Guinea), fa’afafine (Samoa), akava’ine (Cook Islands), Fakaleitī (Tonga), Fakafifine (Niue) and all other sexually or gender-diverse communities.
It is recognised that community members may use alternative terms to identify themselves and that the terms “Rainbow,” “Queer,” “LGBTQIATakatāpui+,” and “MVPFAFF+” may be used interchangeably.
Rainbow Student Network
Supported by the Rainbow Support Worker, this group provides rainbow students a chance to socialise and have fun with peers and discuss issues affecting rainbow students at the University.
Student-led Rainbow Clubs and Networks
Trans on Campus
Transgender, gender-diverse, and questioning students are encouraged to join Trans on Campus, which is a social club and advocacy group for gender diverse students. Please contact email@example.com or find out more here.
The FMHS Rainbow Student Network is a faculty-wide networking club run by Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences students for rainbow students and allies, whose goal is to create a safe space
for LGBTQITakatāpui+ students to exist. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or find
out more here.
A club that supports fellow LGBTQIA+, Takatāpui and MVPFAFF+ to find community or just want to attend fun events within the Faculty of Arts. Please contact email@example.com or find out more here.
Rainbow Engineering Network
Rainbow Science Network
Queerspace is a common room and safe space for Rainbow students at the University. Run by AUSA and administered by the Queer Rights Officer, Queerspace is a combined social and study space. You can find Queerspace in room 311-302; one level above the quad.
Get in touch
Waipapa Taumata Rau, University of Auckland is committed to on-going responsiveness to and support for all our rainbow communities. We welcome feedback on how this support may be enhanced.
Waipapa Taumata Rau is committed to achieving an inclusive and equitable study and work environment. Our values and aspirations make this explicit as does Te Ara Tautika, The Equity Policy and Taumata Teitei.
Michael Heard, Rainbow Support Worker
Carley Fletcher, Student Equity Manager