LGBTIQ+ Inclusion

We understand LGBTIQ+ people continue to face challenges in society that their non-LGBTIQ+ equivalents may not experience. 

At UNSW we aim to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all students, staff and visitors, regardless of their race, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender. This is underpinned by UNSW's Equity and Diversity Policy

We are committed to ensuring LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (Questioning) students and staff can thrive in our community without experiencing alienation or ill-treatment by other at the University. 

The University has codes of conduct for both students and staff and all policies are inclusive of LGBTIQ+ employees and their families.To find out more, read all policies.

We are proud that our community is made up of diverse genders, sexes and sexualities; and we continually strive to make UNSW a welcoming place for LGBTIQ+ students and staff.

This student-led collective supports and represents all students on campus who are queer - that is, people who identify anywhere within the queer and queer questioning spectrum.

Since 2008, UNSW has built a network of students and staff who pledge to take a proactive stance against discrimination based on diverse genders, sexes and sexualities.

UNSW achieved the level of Gold Employer status in the 2020 & 2021 Australian Workplace Equality Index, the definitive national benchmark on LGBTIQ+ workplace inclusion.

Information to help you access services offered at UNSW, seek out likeminded student groups, and connect with broader community support and resources.

We understand that language matters, can be contested and is constantly evolving. Using appropriate terminology in all forms of communication allows people to feel included.