UNSW is committed to providing an environment that is free from racial discrimination, harassment and vilification.
UNSW is committed to building a safe and inclusive community that actively encourages and supports the rich perspectives that cultural, linguistic, and religious diversity bring to teaching, learning, and research.
Racism threatens the safety and wellbeing of the UNSW community. Tackling and preventing racism is all of our responsibility.
UNSW’s early establishment of an Anti-Racism Policy (2021) enshrines and activates our conscious commitment to eliminate racism and racial discrimination in all forms and to ensure anti-racism as a non-negotiable standard at UNSW.
Recognising, challenging, preventing, and responding to racist expression, harassment, and discrimination is underpinned by an action-oriented commitment to enabling UNSW student and staff personal development, reflective practice and encouraging enhanced individual and collective responsibility for determined action.
UNSW's Indigenous Strategy details a whole of institution approach to Indigenous education, teaching, and research and the reinvigorated UNSW Equity, Diversity and Inclusion strategy prioritises the development of anti-racism resources, training, and initiatives, and is informed by the lived experience of and in dialogue with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
Diversity and Inclusion training modules, inclusive language guidelines, and the development of UNSW’s first culturally inclusive calendar provide a foundational scaffold for evolving action and to be better humans as active bystanders and allies in combatting racism.
Anti-racist action requires all members of a community to challenge racism in all its forms and report racist incidents. It requires positive demonstration through our behaviours and the respect we show others. Racism can be reported through the UNSW Complaints Portal and can be made anonymously.
Signed: Professor Bruce Watson, DVC EDI & Professor Attlia Brungs, President & Vice Chancellor, UNSW
For more information, see the Equity Diversity & Inclusion Policy.