Equity and Diversity

Equity and diversity explained

Diversity refers to differences in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, culture, age, physical ability and religious, political and other beliefs. This diversity enriches our University community and has the capacity to enhance learning and educational opportunities for all.

Equity means responding to this diversity in a way that is flexible and fair rather than treating everyone in the same way. Equity 'levels the playing field' and enables all staff and students to realise their potential, irrespective of background or personal circumstances.

Social inclusion focuses on improving outcomes for the most disadvantaged people in our society, increasing participation in education and employment and giving everyone a voice in building a richer and stronger community.

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Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

10th March 2011