Griffith University seeks to reflect the diversity of the community that we serve ? in the composition of our own community, curriculum, and in our approach to teaching and learning, research and community service. The Griffith community is made up of staff and students from over 130 countries and the University has a commitment to recognising the unique place of First Peoples in Australian history and culture, and enabling their continued contribution to the nation.
Racism. It Stops With Me
The University is a proud supporter of the Australian Human Right's Commission's Racism. It Stops With Me campaign, which encourages all Australian's to take a stand against racism. For more information on the University's support, see Racism. It Stops with Me.
Cultural Awareness training and resources
The University offers a range of training opportunities to staff, to improve their awareness and understanding of other cultures. For further information about these opportunities, see the Staff development page
For Indigenous Cultural awareness training, staff are encouraged to visit Reconciliation Australia's website and complete Share Our Pride, for a glimpse of how life looks from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspective.
To gain more information and understanding on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, staff can also access the First Peoples Health and Practice portal. The portal has been designed specifically for Griffith University Health students, to provide them with confidence and knowledge to provide culturally sensitive services and care. Rather than a training program, this portal should be seen as a resource and a place for sharing information.
Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country
Griffith University acknowledges the people who are the traditional custodians of the land, pays respects to Elders, past and present, and extends that respect to other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
The University has a Welcome to Country and Acknowledgment of Country policy, which outlines an agreed Acknowledgement of Country protocol to be used by Griffith staff at relevant events and ceremonies.
First Peoples Employment
The First Peoples Employment site was created for staff as an easy access point for information around the University relating to First Peoples employment, culture and University resources.
GUMURRII Student Support Unit
The GUMURRII Student Support Unit provides support and assistance in the decision making process around which study options are best suited to the individual student, and in finalising enrolment details. Subject to eligibility, Unit staff can organise personal tutoring, help students to apply for grants and scholarships and assist students with a smooth transition into Griffith University.
The message of Harmony Day is everyone belongs. It's a day to celebrate Australia's diversity ? a day of cultural respect for everyone who calls Australia home. Harmony Day is held every year on 21 March to coincide with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
At Griffith University, we recognise and celebrate the diversity of our staff and students during 'Harmony Week', because here, everyone belongs to the Griffith community. During Harmony Week, staff and students are invited to join with others in the Griffith community in recognising and valuing the diversity in our community and celebrating the richness that this brings to our learning and work.