LGBTI Support

Curtin is committed to creating an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.

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Our aim is for an inclusive University culture, which goes beyond legislative compliance to an environment in which all people feel respected, valued, welcome and safe.

In 2015, Curtin was recognised by Pride in Diversity as Australia’s top university for LGBTI workplace inclusion for the third year running, and ranked it third overall among Australian employers.

Curtin Ally

At Curtin, an Ally is someone who supports the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. The program came about in 2006 with the aim to foster a culture that is inclusive of sexual and gender diversity. Backed by our Diverse Sexuality and Gender Identity Inclusion Strategy, Curtin Ally acts as a support network for students and staff. They also run regular Ally training for staff and students to raise awareness of the issues LGBTI people face.

Student Ally program

Originally founded in Science and Engineering in 2012, the student Ally program aims to help LGBTI students transition from university to the workforce.

LGBTI support services

Curtin offers a range of support and social services for LGBTI students and staff. These include:

  • Curtin Ally
  • Curtin Student Guild Queer Department and the Curtin Lesbian Alternative and Gay (CLAG Collective).
  • Counselling services
  • Health services
  • Equal opportunity information and policies.