The following policies have been adopted by the University of Southern Queensland Council and are of significance and support to the USQ Multicultural Centre:
Australian society contains many cultures, the members of which are, by rights, all entitled to equality of opportunity and of social justice. Visitors to and temporary residents in Australia are entitled to the same consideration that Australian citizens enjoy. These principles are accepted by the University in all its dealings.
It is expected that the implementation of the USQ Policy on Multiculturalism will contribute to efficiency and equity in teaching, research, scholarship and community services at this university.
Policy on Religious Services
The Policy on Religious Services was adopted by USQ Council in September 2006.
Anti-Discrimination and Freedom from Harassment
The University of Southern Queensland is actively committed to protecting the rights of both students and employees to achieve their full potential in an environment which values and affirms diversity and is free from discrimination, harassment, victimisation and vilification. The University with the Policy Anti-Discrimination and Freedom from Harassment will take all reasonable steps to ensure that employees and students will be treated fairly and with dignity and respect whilst working or studying at the University.
As outlined in the Code of Conduct and the Student Charter of Rights and Responsibilities, individuals are responsible for making themselves aware of and adhering to University policy on all forms of discrimination and harassment.
Discrimination and harassment will not be tolerated at the University of Southern Queensland under any circumstances and may in fact be unlawful under State or Commonwealth law.
(Approved by Council, June 2007)
For more information about these policies contact William Conwell.