Equality, Diversity & Inclusion at DCU

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  •  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 – Our 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 Promise

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 continually reviewing our people processes to ensure we attract, retain, and develop talented staff from diverse backgrounds