ANU values diversity and inclusion and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity for all staff and students.
The University aspires to be the destination of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander intellectual leaders and students, celebrates the diversity of its staff and students, and has a range of gender equity initiatives and disability support programs.
The ANU hosts a Gender Institute that supports research, education and outreach on gender and sexuality across the University, promoting collaboration and linkages among the seven Colleges. It also actively supports the employment and retention of women and gender diverse people at all levels, in all disciplines, across the University.
A University Code of Conduct guides staff in their dealings with colleagues, students, the University and the local, national and international communities – emphasizing the importance of treating each other with respect, courtesy, and fairness. The Code also provides a broad framework for the identification and resolution of issues concerning the conduct of staff members at the University.
The Australian National University aspires to be the destination of choice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander intellectual leaders and students.
As Australia's national university, we have a special role to play in reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through research, education, and outreach. We are also working to make the University a leader in Indigenous research, education and policy development.
ANU is contributing to the national reconciliation process and the aspirations of local Indigenous communities. Our vision is for an Australia that provides equal chances for all, while recognising and respecting the special place, culture and contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first Australians. We will work to further scholarly learning, research and public knowledge of Indigenous issues.
Reconciliation Action Plan
The ANU has a Reconciliation Action Plan a whole-of-institution approach to enhancing broad engagement with Indigenous education, research, employment and culture. This plan is part of a national program led by Reconciliation Australia.
The ANU College of Law has its own Plan for Action that includes putting in place strategies to achieve targets for Indigenous student and staff numbers.