UCD is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly regardless of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, civil status, family status, or membership of the travelling community. The University recognises the challenges it faces and has a genuine commitment to equality of opportunity for our staff and students, and to promote and maintain an inclusive work and study environment where there is mutual respect and dignity. It is fully committed to both meeting and exceeding our obligations under current legislation by doing more than what is required by law.
Embedding the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion across our University is crucial for the success of the Strategic Objective of “attracting and retaining an excellent and diverse cohort of students, faculty, and staff” from across the world. The promotion of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion concerns all of us and is the responsibility of all members of our community, in order to create a safe and welcoming environment where everyone can contribute and reach their full potential.
Professor Andrew J Deeks
University College Dublin