Cultural and linguistic diversity
Macquarie University prides itself on being a vibrant, global and innovative university. We are committed to ensuring that staff and students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have equal opportunity to participate fully in the university community. People from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds may identify on the basis of:
- ethnic and racial background
- country of birth or descent
- linguistic diversity
- ethno-religious and/or cultural background.
The University recognises that cultural diversity is complex, complementary and of the greatest benefit to the university community. Through academic and non-academic activities, Macquarie is dedicated to encouraging staff and students to engage actively and fully with our multicultural society, promoting our values of inclusiveness. Our commitment to cultural diversity is reflected in the University's plans and policies, our teaching and learning practices and programs, our broad support for all staff and students and our robust and varied community engagement initiatives.
Macquarie University reports annually to NSW State Parliament on achievements and plans relating to services and initiatives of the university designed to support and celebrate the diversity of the university community. Find out more about the Multicultural Policies and Services Program in the University's Annual Reports.