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To: Griffith University
Save the Griffith Safe Space
This campaign has ended.
The Griffith University Student Representative Council in conjunction with the Griffith University Queer Society is pushing for the establishment of a permanent room for everyone who fits under the LGBTIQA+ umbrella to call their own. The SRC and the Queer Society see the establishment of a permanent room as an indispensable aspect of university wellbeing as it is essential to student welfare, student advocacy and campus culture.
Why is this important?
At present the University administration believes the presence of a "safe space" would suggest that university campuses are not in fact safe. This is a ridiculous assumption. We believe that all students should be free from discrimination and vilification and at present the University Executive will not support the provision of a permanent and designated room for LGBTIQA+ students.
Spaces such as these are found right across the nation in universities of all sizes from Tasmania to the Northern Territory. They are imperative for the wellbeing of all LGBTIQA+ students no matter where they fit under the umbrella. The successful continuation of a safe space will ensure that Griffith stays in line with the Group of Eight and all progressive and inclusive universities across Australia.