Statement: UCD Commitment to Addressing Racism and Discrimination
Recent events in the United States have shocked members of our University community - staff, students and alumni of all ethnicities and backgrounds. These events highlight both the common experience of racism across different societies and an unwillingness to accept ongoing racial violence, racial harassment and inequality. As a University committed to advancing society we will continue to work to address discrimination to eradicate it through education, research and wider social engagement.
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, membership of the travelling community or socio-economic status. We are not complacent and 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.
All members of the University Community have the right to study or work in an environment free from bullying, harassment and sexual harassment. Students, staff and visitors to UCD can report anonymously through the UCD Report and Support tool. We offer a range of supports and also mechanisms for making formal complaints.
Visit our Race and Ethnic Equality page to find out what UCD is currently doing in this space, our plans for the future and for information on supports and resources.