Waterford Institute of Technology is committed to creating and supporting a diverse campus community that promotes and advances equality, respects and values diversity, and develops a culture in which the human rights and dignity of all students and staff are recognised and respected.
All members of the WIT community are responsible for creating a culture which values equality, diversity and inclusion, and for treating each other with respect and dignity.
Office for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
To support this endeavor, WIT has established the Office for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, led by the Vie-President for Equality, Diversity & Inclusion, Dr. Allison Kenneally. This office is responsible for leading, devising and implementing EDI policies, strategies and actions in line with national and sectoral imperatives, legislative requirements, and best practice internationally.
You can contact this office at [email protected].
Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee
WIT also has a long-standing Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, which affirms Waterford Institute of Technology's (WIT) commitment to the promotion of equality for staff and students in all aspects of its activity. The EDI Committee leads and supports the implementation of various policies, procedures and practices which create a positive working and study environment for all. The Terms of reference and Membership of the EDI Committee is available here
Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team
WIT established its Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team in 2017.This team works to embed the Athena SWAN principles into the culture, policies, procedures and practices at WIT, and to gather and analyse data on gender equality across WIT. It also leads the preparation of applications for Athena SWAN awards. Further information on Athena SWAN and the Self-Assessment Team can be found here.
Implementation of the Consent Framework (ICF) Working Group
WIT’s ICF Working Group oversees the implementation of the Framework for Consent in HEIs; Safe, Respectful, Supportive and Positive: Ending Sexual Harassment in Irish Higher Education Institutions.
Membership comprises of key stakeholders including academics, student support services, EDI, the Student’s Union, HR and external specialist agencies. The vision of the Framework is to ensure an institutional campus culture which is safe, respectful and supportive.
WIT Disability Office
WITSU Welfare & Equality Office
Link here to Welfare & Equality - WITSU