Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is everyone’s responsibility at Sussex, and we are driven by the University's values of kindness, integrity, inclusion, collaboration and courage. We also have a number of people, networks and departments focused on culture, equality and inclusion.
Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Culture, Equality and Inclusion
David Ruebain has strategic responsibility for all aspects of Culture, Equality and Inclusion at the University, including progressing work on race equity, LGBTQ+ advancement and dignity and respect.
See David Ruebain's full leadership biography.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion champions
Champions support our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion across campus. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) champions are situated across each of our Schools and Professional Services divisions. The champions disseminate information and best practice, raise awareness of equality and diversity issues, encourage involvement in initiatives and help promote a culture where staff and students are treated fairly and with dignity and respect.
See our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion champions
A network of Dignity Champions to support staff who want to raise concerns about Dignity and Respect at Sussex.
Dignity Champions provide confidential and informal advice to those who feel they are experiencing difficult working relationships, including bullying or harassment, or who have witnessed such behaviour.
Our staff networks play an important role in achieving our goals outlined in our equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, Inclusive Sussex.
The networks provide staff with the opportunity to meet with colleagues from across campus and get involved with network activities.
Organisational development team
The Organisational development team supports the professional and personal development of all staff at the University.
They provide equality and diversity courses designed to help staff in their roles and promote respect and dignity for all.