Learn about the plans, policies and procedures VU has in place to create a safe, inclusive environment.
Our equality, diversity, inclusion and justice commitment is enacted through VU-wide action plans, including the:
- Brilliant Together – Cultural Inclusion and Racial Equality Plan
- upcoming Accessibility Action Plan.
These action plans are co-designed by staff and students with living experience, and their implementation and review is informed by VU networks in an ongoing way.
These networks include:
- Disability Employee Network (DEN)
- Pride Network
- Cultural Inclusion Network
- Decolonizing Solidarity book groups
- Gender Equity Student Advisory and Action Group
The Vice-Chancellor’s Group hold joint responsibility and leadership for the progressive inclusivity Action Plans. Each of the Deputy Vice-Chancellors is accountable to relevant aspects of progressing inclusivity and human rights as it pertains to their portfolio’s area of operations.
Actions are led by the Equality, Inclusion and Belonging Unit, and People & Culture in partnership with business teams across VU. This ensures a progressive inclusivity approach to all policies, programs and learning and development opportunities.
The Disability Employee Network and Pride Network each have an Executive Sponsor, who advocate and support initiatives and actions at a strategic level.
Equity Action Groups are chaired by Deputy Vice-Chancellors and act as nuanced sites of activity oversight, coordination, governance, and accountability for progressive inclusivity work. These groups operate or are in the process of establishment throughout Student Services, Research, Teaching & Learning in higher education and TAFE, People & Culture, Information Technology Systems, and Communications and Media.