The University of Otago was recognised as a Rainbow Tick certified employer in 2018.
Rainbow tick accreditation shows that the University has met a standard of inclusivity with respect to staff sexual orientation and gender identity, and that the University is committed to continuous improvement.
Each year, the University participates in a recertification process with the Rainbow Tick programme.
Rainbow Tick is a certification mark awarded to organisations that complete a diversity and inclusion certification process. The certification process assesses whether a workplace understands, values and welcomes sexual and gender diversity.
Rainbow Tick Diversity and Inclusivity Training aims to develop cultural competency around LGBTTIQA+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, takatāpui, intersex, queer/questioning, asexual) communities with a clear focus on how this matters in the workplace.
Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) training
Otago University Students' Association (OUSA) provides workshops and training for all University staff about working with the queer community.