MU Sport welcomes and celebrates its diversity and will ensure the safety and ongoing support of all LGBTIQA+ students, employees and community members of the University.
MU Sport will ensure that all students are given the fair opportunity to participate in all University sporting, recreation and fitness programs where the focus will be on one’s skills, work ethic and spirit, not sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
As the first University to be a signatory to the ACON- Pride in Sport Program, MU Sport is currently working to implement a governance structure that’s policies and procedures support the safe inclusion of the LGBTIQ community across all university sport, fitness and recreational activities.
Further information regarding the ACON National Pride in Sport Program can be found here.
In addition, a series of exhibition and awareness events will be staged across the year, providing opportunities for students, staff, alumni and the wider community to publicly show their support for this important initiative.
MU Sport is furthermore cooperating with different Sports Clubs to support them in their Pride initiatives, which will be run throughout the year. Clubs that have expressed their interest in participating in the Pride program to date are the Melbourne University Athletics Club, Melbourne University Football Club, Taekwondo, Melbourne University Soccer Club and Melbourne University Basketball Club.
MU Sport has recently appointed a Pride and Diversity Coordinator to steward the program.
PRIDE IN SPORT BREAKFAST
MU Sport is holding a Pride in Sport breakfast on Thurs 4 October to highlight our commitment to LGBTQIA+ inclusivity in sport.
You are invited to grab some free coffee and breakfast for a great start in the day.
The breakfast features a special presentation from Jason Ball from Pride Cup. Jason is a Melbourne alumni and is an inclusivity activist.
We will also be giving students the opportunity to record messages of support, affirming that the sporting community of the University welcomes and celebrates its diversity.
Click here to Register for the breakfast!
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MU Sport is cooperating with different Sports Clubs to support them in their Pride initiatives, which will be run throughout the year. Clubs that have expressed their interest in participating in the Pride program to date are the Melbourne University Athletics Club, Melbourne University Football Club, Taekwondo, Melbourne University Soccer Club, Melbourne University Gridiron Club and Melbourne University Basketball Club.
BIG V BASKETBALL PRIDE MATCHES
Join us to support the University’s Black Angels Division 2 Women’s and Division 1 Men’s teams taking on the Mornington Breakers and Bulleen Boomers in the Nona Lee Sports Centre on campus during two exciting pride matches.
You are invited to celebrate the LGBTIQ community with us and there will be plenty of colourful giveaways to show your support. Additionally, fun activities will be run during the breaks, such as a shooting competition. Pizza and beer will be available for purchase.
When: 23 June 2018, 6.20pm Women’s
Where: Nona Lee Sports Centre, The University of Melbourne
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and let your friends know you are attending.
VICTORIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE WOMEN’S (VFLW) PRIDE CUP
The Melbourne University Women’s Football Club (MUWFC) will take on the Darebin Falcons in the VFLW’s Pride Cup match on 23 June 2018.
The match will take place in Hamilton in country Victoria, where a pride match was already played last year as part of the Gay? That’s OK initiative, The initiative was founded by Charles Beaton in support of his twin brother Lachlan, a University alumnus and University Black’s player. Footy is used as a vehicle to promote inclusiveness of the LGBTIQ community in country Victoria.
When: 23 June 2018, 5.30pm
Where: Melville Oval, Hamilton
MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY GRIDIRON CLUB PRIDE MATCH
More information to come soon.
MELBOURNE UNIVERSITY SOCCER CLUB PRIDE MATCH
More information to come soon.
ADDITIONAL WELLBEING AND SUPPORT SERVICES
If you are in immediate danger, or for after-hours support, please contact University Security on +613 8344 666 or the Police on 000.
SAFER COMMUNITY PROGRAM
The Safer Community Program (SCP) is an initiative run by the University of Melbourne that promotes a respectful, inclusive and connected campus community that fosters safe learning, working and living at the University.
If you, or someone you know, has experienced discrimination, bullying, sexual harassment, sexually assault, or other concerning, threatening or violent behaviours, SPC can help and provide support, referrals and the information to assist you.
Phone: 03 9035 8675
Address: Stop 1 (Parkville campus), 757 Swanston Street
University security officers staff the Security Control Room and patrol the campus 24 hours a day. They are available to escort University staff and students to their car, closest public transport/taxi pickup point, college or other locations on or in the near vicinity of the central campus.
If you can, pre-book this service or give us a call on 03 8344 4674 or 1800 246 066.
Trained Security Officers patrol University campuses 24 hours a day and are responsible for the safety of the University community and the security of its property. Report any incidents or suspicious activity immediately.
General enquiries: 03 8344 4674
In an emergency: 03 8344 6666 or 1800 246 066
COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES
The University Counselling and Psychological Services provide professional counselling, workshops, and consultancy services for students and staff. Counsellors are experienced psychologists and social workers, offering a confidential, responsive and respectful service, regardless of your cultural background, beliefs or lifestyle.
The Counselling and Psychological Services website contains details of our range of services and online resources, all aimed at maximising your full academic and/or working potential.
Click here to find out more.
Pride and Diversity Coordinator
+61 3 8344 7718