Fair treatment, justice, encompassing diversity and supporting those who are vulnerable are all part of the University’s culture, anchored in Christian tradition.
Two key documents, the Code of Conduct and the Graduate Attributes, embody the culture and integrity of the University. These and further important information are in the links below.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct, which applies to all members of the University, is a positive expression of the University’s mission and values and helps us to understand our obligations and responsibilities.
Academic freedom is essential to the purpose of the University and central to the advancement of knowledge through teaching and research.
Academic integrity is ‘the moral code of academic life and endeavour. It involves using, generating and communicating information in an ethical, honest and responsible manner’.
The University values diversity and is committed to the inclusion, engagement and support of students of a variety of beliefs, backgrounds and abilities.
The University is committed to the safeguarding of children, young people, and vulnerable adults.
Changing Culture: Responding to the Royal Commission
The University of Divinity developed the Strategic Goal Responding to the Royal Commission in 2018 after the release of the Final Report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
Health and Wellbeing
Taking care of your physical and mental health will help you to achieve academic success, make the most of your learning opportunities and enjoy a positive student experience.
Appeals and Complaints
As a member of the University you have the right to seek a review of, or to appeal, a decision made by an officer of the University, and to make a complaint if you believe in good faith that a breach of the Code of Conduct may have occurred.
Conduct and Misconduct
The University is committed to a fair and just environment for all its members.
Freedom of Information
The object of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (Vic), is to extend as far as possible, the right of the community to access information in the possession of the Government of Victoria, statutory authorities and other institutions, including the University of Divinity.
The University aims to be an institution in which misconduct is challenged and addressed and in which the reporting of misconduct, of an improper state of affairs, or of illegal activity is encouraged and supported.