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Equal Educational Opportunities Policy

Category Administration and Management
Type Policy
Approved by Council, 16 December 1993
Date Policy Took Effect 1 January 1994
Last Approved Revision 6 November 2014
Sponsor Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic)
Responsible Officer Manager, Academic Policy and Compliance, Academic Services
Review Date 6 November 2019


This policy sets out the University’s obligations given its commitment to the principle of equal educational opportunities.

Organisational Scope

This Policy applies University-wide.


  1. The University of Otago is committed to the principle of equal educational opportunities for both men and women regardless of race, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, religious or ethical beliefs.
  2. Consistent with this principle, the University will act:
    1. To identify and eliminate all aspects of policies, procedures and other institutional barriers that cause or perpetuate, or tend to cause or perpetuate, inequality in respect of the educational opportunities of any person or group of persons.
    2. To ensure greater participation and representation of Māori as students of the University.
    3. To ensure greater participation and representation of ethnic or minority groups as students of the University.
    4. To promote equal educational opportunities as an integral part of University policies and practices.
    5. To monitor, review and evaluate progress towards achieving equal educational opportunities.

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Contact for Further Information

If you have any queries regarding the content of this policy or need further clarification, contact the Manager, Policy and Compliance, Academic Services, on