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Massey University is Rainbow Tick certified. This achievement confirms our commitment to the Rainbow community, and to provide a safe and inclusive environment for its members.
All staff and students need to feel comfortable being their whole-self, and to work and study without fear of harassment or discrimination. We're committed to equal opportunities for all, regardless of your:
Signage on gender-neutral toilets reads "Toilet / Wharepaku". These toilets are single-use toilets with lockable doors. Multi-stall single gender toilets and changing rooms signage reads either "Male" or "Female".
We have made sure facilities are available in safe locations across the campuses.
Safe living spaces for all students is a priority at Massey. Our halls of residence are inclusive of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
Students staying in halls with all male or all female occupancy floors will share a room with students of the same-sex. This is irrespective of sexual orientation, disclosed or not disclosed.
Mixed-gender (gender-neutral) halls and accommodation options are available for students. These buildings consist of pod-dwellings or single-occupancy rooms on mixed gender floors. Students share bathroom facilities.
Gender-neutral accommodation is a good option for students who are transgender, intersex, or non-binary. You don't need to "out" yourself to find good, safe accommodation.
There is no one "correct" way for a person to transition gender. There are many medical, social and surgical interventions people may choose to use. Some may chose to use a slower, staged approach, while others may proceed faster. The decision is at the discretion of the person transitioning.
If you are transitioning gender, or considering it, we want to be able to support you the best we can. To help you manage your work and/or study commitments, consider the following key aspects.
Communication with your manager and/or student support adviser is important. The information you provide will be treated as confidential. You decide what information is shared, and with whom.
Staff and students may request to have their employment/student records amended to reflect a change in given name, title or gender. Your manager and/or student support adviser can guide you through this process.
If you need to take any leave, you should discuss this with your manager and/or student support adviser. Let them know the amount of leave you will take and when you will take it. You can also talk about the type of leave to take.
Equal Employment Opportunities Policy
This policy includes a commitment to equal opportunity, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identityfor recruitment, appointment, development and promotion, for all current and prospective employees. In addition, this policy and the Harassment and Discrimination at Work Policy, confirms the University will not tolerate any form of unfair discrimination in the workplace on any ground. The University has a zero tolerance for harassment and considers any form of harassment to be unacceptable.
The following training sessions are available to all staff:
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Last updated on Tuesday 20 February 2018