Charles Sturt University (CSU) recognises and supports cultural and religious diversity. We are committed to ensuring all students and staff feel a sense of connectedness and inclusion in the University community regardless of their religion and cultural beliefs.
CSU aims to embrace diversity on its campuses through the Equity Goal:
"to enhance the capacity of CSU to contribute to Australia's social, cultural, political and economic vitality and strength through action which embraces the full diversity of the community and results in a student profile that fairly reflects that diversity"
Australians have a reputation for being friendly and generally welcoming of people from other countries and cultures.
Did you know that :
The national celebration of diversity, Harmony Day, is celebrated on 21 March each year. Harmony Day celebrates the cohesive and inclusive nature of our nation and promotes the benefits of cultural diversity, respect, fairness and a sense of belonging for everyone through cultural, racial and religious intolerance.
The Australian government promotes public acceptance of diversity and multiculturalism. Australia has equal opportunity laws that prevent any person from being discriminated against because of race, culture, religion, gender, marital status or sexual orientation.
Australia is home to a diverse range of religions and the Australian constitution protects an individual's right to freely practise their religion. You can celebrate your religious holidays and festivals openly in Australia.
Our campuses offer a variety of support and services to encourage diversity and multiculturalism.
The University has a variety of canteens, cafes, dining rooms and convenience stores that offer different styles of food. Halal and vegetarian food is available upon request.
CSU residences mostly have single rooms, however the accommodation is uni sex (male and females living in the same building, sharing common areas). If this is unsuitable, international students are encouraged to make contact with their International Student Support Officer to get advice about finding alternative housing off campus prior to arrival.
On each campus, active student clubs provide a range of social support for students; whether it's sporting, cultural, recreational or social, we have a club to suit you. The International Student Club in particular aims to help students connect with the Australian community and increase their understanding of different countries and cultures.
The University acknowledges the traditional owners of the land, and provides support services to Indigenous students both on campus and those studying by distance education.