Griffith University is committed to making sure you feel safe, included and respected. That means it’s up to all members of the Griffith University community to ensure these values are part of our everyday environment. As well as the Library being a designated LGBTIQ+ safe space, there are a range of programs and resources the university offers to promote a community free from harassment, bullying, discrimination and other behaviours that could negatively impact others:
- Griffith Pride Committee – promotes equality and inclusion for LGBTIQ+ students and staff, provides advice to the Griffith Equity Committee, contributes to the Griffith Pride Action Plan and provides leadership to the Griffith Ally Network.
- Griffith Ally Network – led by the Griffith Pride Committee, the Ally Network is made up of Griffith staff and students who support and affirm the experiences of people who identify as LGBTIQ+ at Griffith.
- Griffith Mate Bystander Program – MATE is an education and intervention program teaching us all to be leaders in the prevention of violence and problematic behaviour. Instead of focusing on the perpetrator or victim of violence, the bystander approach focuses on what we can all do to prevent violence in our homes, workplaces, schools and communities. To learn more on being an effective bystander, take a look at Griffith’s MATE Bystander program.
- Pride in Diversity (PiD) – Griffith is a member of PiD, a non-profit organisation which works to assist Australian employers with LGBTIQ+ inclusion. The University’s membership allows our community to access a huge range of networks and resources