Ally Program

At Charles Sturt University, we proudly support sexuality, sex and gender-diverse people in the higher education environment.

LGBTIQA+

LGBTIQA+ refers collectively to people who are:

  • lesbian
  • gay
  • bisexual
  • transgender
  • intersex
  • queer/questioning
  • asexual.

We also attempt to include the many people and communities who have additional ways of describing their distinct histories, experiences and needs.

We're inclusive

Charles Sturt University supports marriage equality. One of our core values is 'Inclusive'. This means we welcome and support students and staff from all backgrounds and value the diversity all individuals bring to our community.

We try to include the many people and communities who have additional ways of describing their distinct histories, experiences and needs.

Our program

We aim to educate people about complex concepts around bodies, genders, relationships, sexualities, histories, and lived experiences.

The Ally Program:

  • promotes a safe, inclusive and affirming environment for staff and students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning or asexual (LGBTIQA+)
  • builds a culture of affirmation and inclusion by raising awareness of the experiences of staff and students who are LGBTIQA+
  • provides a visible support and advocacy network of identified Allies to the LGBTIQA+ community.

The Ally Program is an initiative of the Student Equity Office in the Division of Student Services and is endorsed by Charles Sturt University. It has been funded for the past 6 years by a grant from Student Services and Amenities Fee funds.

Support

If you feel distressed, please contact a student counsellor.

For support changing university records or in the case of CSU grievances on equity and diversity matters, students can be referred to the Student Liaison Officer (Equity) by emailing the Equity Officer.

If you're a staff member, you can access the Employee Assistance Program.

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