Torrens University supports the needs of all our students to ensure they all have an equal opportunity for success. We are committed to creating a culture that both welcomes and embraces diversity (on campus and online). This commitment extends to include staff, students and community who are sexually diverse and have diverse gender identities, including, but not limited to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Asexual.
Torrens University wants to inspire, ensure and support all staff and students to live their true selves, know they are included and welcomed in the Torrens Community.
Torrens aims to be a leader in the education sector in promoting inclusivity and diversity while adopting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA) best practice. Torrens believes in cultivating diversity and inclusivity of its students, staff and curriculum. Torrens recognises the right of each lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and asexual staff and student to live and work freely, without discrimination or fear. Torrens wants to celebrate, protect and similarly promote the rights of LGBTQIA as other members of the Torrens community.
This framework highlights the minimum requirements on how to support the inclusion of LGBTIQA+ University Community
The Framework Guiding Principles informs the decision making and actions.
Ongoing commitment from the LANZ Leadership team to support and lead the LGBTIQA+ Framework across LANZ.
Policy and Procedures Inclusivity
LANZ’s Policies and Procedures reflect inclusivity and support of LGBTQIA+ staff and students including diversity and identity
Learning and Teaching Inclusivity
LGBTQIA+ inclusive language in curriculum, research and scholarship
LGBTQIA+ members’ visibility on Campus
Student and staff campus experience that includes LGBTQIA+ representation, visibility and understanding of issues affecting people identifying as LGBTQIA+.
Why is an LGBTQIA+ Framework necessary?
Equality and freedom from discrimination are fundamental human rights that belong to all people.
According to the Australian Human Rights Commission:
Through this framework, Torrens University wants to be part of the change, and believe that even one abuse is one too many. The development of this framework is to support the LGBTQIA+ Community.
Laureate Australia and New Zealand Executive Team are responsible for the implementation of the Framework.
This framework highlights the minimum requirements on how to support the inclusion of LGBTIQA+ University Community. We are pleased to share our 2019-2022 Framework Action Plan and welcome any comments or feedback. Our plan can be accessed below:
The Ally Network has the following objectives:
The Ally Network comprises staff and students who have completed LGBTQIA+ Awareness Training and chosen to formally join as members of the Ally Network. The Pride Steering Group reviews and approves all Ally Network Memberships.
If you would like to join the Ally Network, please complete the PRIDE Training Request Form, and one of the PRIDE Team will reach out to you.
Our membership with ACON is now active and entitles us to free training. Each month, Pride Training is offered online and provides an introduction to the LGBTQI community and the issues impacting them in the workplace. Completion of this 1.5-hour online training is required prior to becoming part of the PRIDE Ally Network
To attend one of the training, complete the PRIDE Training Request Form.
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COVID-19 may have changed the nature of the celebrations, but there will still be loads of ways to commemorate this month. Learn more about events around Australia
On June 18, a number of universities will be holding virtual sessions that anyone can join. The Torrens team are also hosting a special live event entitled "Successful Queer Womxn in Design and Creative Technology". See the poster below for further details.