UOW’s values of mutual respect, cultural diversity and social justice underpins our commitment to providing an equitable and inclusive workplace for all.
UOW proudly supports and welcomes staff and students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) or other diverse sexual orientations and/or identities. We are an Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) bronze award holder and are continually looking at ways to improve our inclusion activities.
UOW has an excellent , dedicated to providing a safe and respectful environment for people to raise issues, ask questions and share information within the LGBTIQ+ community.
The Welcome Here Project
Previously known as The Safe Place Project. It started in 1998 in response to high levels of street based violence directed at Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people. Local businesses signed up to become a ‘Safe Pace’ by putting a sticker in their shop front to let LGBTIQ community members know they could seek refuge if they were under the threat of violence.
UOW Ally Network
A visible network of empathetic people who are allies of students and staff identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual or intersex (GLBTI).Find out more