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Sussex marks Bi Visibility Day 2019

This week you will see the bisexual flag flying over Sussex House to mark Bi Visibility Day, part of Bisexual Awareness Week.

Bi Visibility Day is a yearly event marked since 1999 to highlight biphobia, raise awareness and celebrate the bisexual community.

Our campus has a number of bi-inclusive groups for both staff and students:

Marking the week supports our goals for an Inclusive Sussex:

  • We encourage and celebrate diversity within the University, actively promoting awareness and understanding of a wide range of groups.
  • We have clear expectations of how all members of our community treat – and are treated by – others.
  • We will not tolerate bullying, harassment and violence, including sexual violence and hate crime. Incidents of these will be dealt with swiftly and decisively and we will provide support for those affected.

We have now completed the consultation on a new Dignity and Respect Policy, which will be launched this term.

Claire Annesley, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Equality and Diversity), said: “Making Sussex more inclusive is everyone’s business. Demonstrating our values in how we behave and how we treat each other is central to fostering an inclusive culture at Sussex.”

Marking Bi Visibility Day forms part of our programme of work as a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We recently made our submission to Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index for 2020. The views of staff form an important part of this process. All staff, regardless of sexual orientation, will soon be invited to take part in a short online survey. We encourage you to complete the survey, which is anonymous.

Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Wednesday, 25 September 2019


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