Equity

WHAT IS EQUITY?
Equity aims to ensure everyone is treated equally, fairly and in a respectful manner disregard of their skin colour, ethnic background, gender, capability, age, nationality, or educational background.

GCAP believes that it is in the university’s best interest to support and actively encourage members from traditionally marginalised and disadvantaged groups to engage with all aspects of the University. GCAP supports allocating resources to support these groups through the implementation of programs, policies, and other matters will contribute to their perception of belonging on campus.

UNIVERSITY SUPPORT REGARDING EQUITY
Griffith University students have access to a range of university supported resources to assist with both academic personal issues.

Griffith University has an Equity Office that creates and monitors policy surrounding Equity issues. Additionally, there are Equity Advisors that are available for individual consultation regarding any issue regarding equity (e.g., discrimination, harassment, and many others). Contact the Equity office directly to speak with an Equity Advisor (http://www.griffith.edu.au/student-equity-services). Alternatively, contact us at GCAP and we can help get you steered in the right direction (equity@gcap.org.au).

EQUITY WITHIN GCAP
GCAP is dedicated to Equity. We aim to make all our events and parties inclusive and available for all GCAP Members. Additionally, our Awards and Funding program is open to all members and any person is encouraged to apply.

Most importantly, GCAP is structuring itself to be representative of the community we serve. We are currently in the process of writing a constitution that will guarantee the Director (Equity) portfolio as well as a wide range of representation for all equity groups.

If you would like to know more, or have a concern with GCAP’s commitment to Equity please contact equity@gcap.org.au or Kate Delaforce (k.delaforce@griffith.edu.au) at the Student Guild.

RESOURCES
The following resources can provide some guidance with regards to Equity and Equity policy:

Griffith University – Equity
Griffith University – Student Equity Services
Council of Australian Postgraduate Associations – Policy Handbook

GCAP EQUITY CONTACTS

Christine Pickersgill
Director of Equity, GCAP
equity@gcap.org.au