Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


Griffith College EDI Statement of Commitment

Griffith College is committed to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) for all staff and learners in every area of their campus experience. We value equality, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of the College’s activities, and across each of its constituent campuses, as a significant contribution to good governance, providing a positive learner and staff experience for all.

This commitment is wholeheartedly supported by the board of directors, academic and professional council, and college management and staff. It allows us to grow a diverse and inclusive workplace and learning environment which promotes equal opportunities and success for all. It also requires the continued evaluation and development of our policies, procedures and institutional culture to meet our EDI commitment and aspirations.

Our EDI commitment encompasses all nine grounds of equality, including gender, civil status, family status, age, disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, and membership of the Traveller community.

Griffith College commits to:

  • Champion understanding and respect for equality, diversity and inclusion among our staff and learners.
  • Reflect equality, diversity and inclusion in our systems, processes, operations and management structures.
  • Ensure access, progression and development opportunities on an equal basis for all.
  • Establish and use teaching and assessment pedagogies that recognise and support EDI.
  • Actively participate in, and champion, national and international EDI initiatives.
  • Disseminate and support emerging best practice for learners and staff in relation to EDI.

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

Griffith College has established a dedicated Working Group to support, inform and develop the college’s EDI culture. The Working Group reports directly into the Academic and Professional Council (APC) and the Management Board. This allows developments to be considered and adopted as opportunities present, and requirements are identified.

The EDI Working Group is comprised of both staff and learner representatives and can be contacted via: [email protected]

External LGBTI+ Supports

  • LGBT Ireland National Helpline - 1800 929 539
  • BeLonGTo LGBTQ Young People - 01 670 6223 (Open Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)
  • Text LGBTI+ to 086 1800 280 anytime when you need support. Standard SMS rates may apply.
  • TENI Transgender Equality Network Ireland - 01 873 3575
  • Gender Identity Family Support Line - 01 907 3707


Tips for Promoting Equality

Pronoun Inclusion: Enhance your email signature by adding your preferred pronouns. This simple step signifies your respect for diverse gender identities.

Educate Yourself: Take the initiative to learn about different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives. Understanding the experiences of others is a crucial step towards promoting equality.

Challenge Biases: Be aware of your biases and work to challenge them. Recognise that unconscious biases can influence your actions and decisions.

Inclusive Language: Use inclusive language that respects and acknowledges diverse identities. Avoid making assumptions based on gender, race, or other characteristics.

Participate in Diversity Events: Attend workshops, seminars, and events that focus on diversity and inclusion. Engaging in these activities can expand your understanding and awareness.

Advocate for Inclusive Policies: Work towards implementing and advocating for policies that ensure equal opportunities and fair treatment for all.

College Facilties

We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone. As part of our efforts to provide equitable facilities, we offer all-gender bathrooms to ensure that all members of our community feel comfortable and respected.

These bathrooms are thoughtfully designed to provide a safe and inclusive space for individuals of all gender identities. If you have any issues locating facilities, please ask for assistance at reception.

We are proud to offer these gender-neutral bathrooms as a testament to our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and the well-being of our campus community. If you have any questions or need assistance finding these facilities, feel free to reach out to our friendly staff, who will be more than happy to assist you.

Here's where you can find our all-gender bathrooms on our Dublin, Limerick and Cork campuses:

Dublin Campus

Aurther Griffith Building Ground Floor Glass Link Corrido (Beside lift to the library)

AF building 1st floor

Aurther Griffith Building Ground Floor near the reception

Limerick Campus

Richmond Building, Second Floor

Cork Campus

Ground floor, right next door to classroom C002