Inclusive sport

RMIT emphasises an inclusive and accessible environment for all of our sports programs and events.

RMIT Sport emphasises an inclusive and accessible environment for all of our sports programs and events, working closely with Equitable Learning Services and the Student Wellbeing and Inclusion team to provide sport and recreational opportunities for all students. For enquiries on accessible sport options, email socialsport@rmit.edu.au.

Inclusive Sport Handbook

The Inclusive Sport Handbook is for anyone at RMIT University involved in sport, whether a club leader, participant, spectator, coach or competitive athlete. 

Creating inclusive spaces and events is a display of ally-ship that affirms that all individuals have a right to participate in sport.

RMIT Redbacks banner is featured on a court.
Students wear netball bibs and smile at the camera.
Students pose for a photo in wheelchairs on a basketball court.

RMIT Pride in Sport

RMIT is proud to support the staff and students within our community who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer/questioning or asexual/agender (LGBTIQ+). Reflecting the diversity of our community beyond the ‘LGBTIQ+’ label, RMIT refers to people of ‘diverse genders, sexes, and sexualities’ (DGSS).

In 2016, RMIT committed to the Diversity and Inclusion framework, including six action plans, with the Diverse Genders, Sexes and Sexualities (DGSS) Action Plan as a primary organisational strategy. This Action Plan clearly articulates goals, plans and actions as well as accountability and is inclusive of anyone who plays, coaches, works, volunteers or participates in RMIT Sports projects, initiatives and events.

Student in pride rainbow socks playing hockey

Become an RMIT Sport Inclusion Ambassador

We're looking for Ambassadors who are:

  • Current RMIT students (must have min. 12 months remaining in your studies)
  • Passionate about LGBTIQ+ inclusion in sport
  • Currently involved in RMIT Sport
  • Keen to represent RMIT Sport celebrating significant dates of diversity and inclusion.
Alongside my studies, I've been involved with the RMIT Hockey Club since moving from NSW in 2017. From knowing no one to having a whole community on my side within months was amazing. In my opinion, visibility is everything so I have been using my platform to get the Hockey Club involved in Pride rounds to acknowledging days such as IDAHOBIT and Pride Week over our social media.

Above quote from RMIT Pride in Sport Ambassador Dana Tieman. Listen to Dana talk about how sport clubs can benefit from being inclusive on RMIT Sport's video podcast Healthy Habits.

How else might I get involved?

aboriginal flag
torres strait flag

Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business - Artwork 'Luwaytini' by Mark Cleaver, Palawa.