USQ proudly supports, values, and respects the wide variety of cultural identities, languages, and beliefs within the university. USQ provides our students and employees with a safe environment where they are free to respectfully and openly express ideas and opinions regardless of their culture identity or religious affiliation.
In line with our Multiculturalism Policy and Procedure, USQ promotes the concept of multiculturalism and its benefits through various initiatives, programs and events including:
- Harmony Day - this Commonwealth Government, Department of Immigration and Citizenship initiative coincides with the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Harmony Day is hosted annually by USQ and promotes inclusiveness, productivity, diversity and community harmony.
- Multicultural employee network – promoting diversity on-campus, the network meets regularly to provide an avenue of cooperation, support and networking for international employees. Membership is open to all employees who come from non-English speaking backgrounds or who have an interest in multicultural affairs.
- Multicultural Multilingual Student Association (MMSA) – the association was established for students who are citizens or permanent residents of Australia, were born overseas with English as their second language or identify as coming from a culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) background. The MMSA is committed to providing support and assistance to these students and offer an open forum to meet and discuss relevant academic, cultural and social topics.