Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at DCU
DCU believes that a diverse community is among a University’s greatest strengths. An inclusive university environment enhances the living, learning, and working experience for staff and students.
We aim to develop a diverse community that is resilient, accomplished and adaptable and which creates a positive impact on our students and society. Through our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we will create a workplace that that is inclusive at all levels, one that embraces and celebrates our visible and invisible differences.
In line with Goal 5 of the DCU Strategic Plan 2017-2022, ‘To Value and Develop our Staff Community’, the University aims to establish and develop a shared culture across our staff community – One DCU.
Our University culture will be inclusive at all levels and in every system and process, where the highest standards are expected of – and demanded by – staff and students equally. We will foster a culture that is open, collegial, collaborative, student-focused and ambitious.
Our university will reflect our commitment to equality, educational opportunity, social justice, ethical behaviour and academic freedom.
We will achieve this by:
- Achieving a fair and equal representation for all, allowing everyone in our community to contribute and reach their full potential
- Fostering and maintaining a safe environment of respect and inclusion for staff, students, and members of the communities we serve
- Ensuring fair and inclusive access to our facilities, programs, resources, and services, and ensuring that all of our policies and practices are inclusive and equitable
- Advancing and building our workforce by assessing hiring practices and performance review procedures to attract, retain, and develop talented staff from diverse backgrounds