Living our mission

We offer our students and staff a wide variety of programs and resources that invite them to live our mission in their own way.

At the heart of our mission is a commitment to education, faith, respect and acceptance that you’ll see all over our campuses — from community engagement opportunities that support local charities or in our core curriculum that explores ethics and global responsibility.

The opportunities to live out our mission range far beyond our classrooms and lecture theatres, because our commitment to service and advancing the common good is built into our institutional DNA.

Community engagement

At ACU we value community engagement as a key means of advancing our mission in serving the common good and enhancing the dignity and wellbeing of people and communities.

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Modern Slavery

According to the 2018 Global Slavery Index, 40.3 million people are enslaved in the world today, with the highest number in the Asia Pacific Region. 15,000 victims are estimated to be in Australia.

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Sustainability is a key part of the ACU Mission to promote the common good and social justice. The University recognises its responsibility to cut its environmental impact and place sustainability into its decision making, teaching and research.

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Institute of Child Protection Studies

The Institute of Child Protection Studies (ICPS) enhances outcomes for children, young people and families through quality research, program evaluation, training and community education, advocacy and policy development.

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At ACU, we're proud to support and host Clemente Australia. This program aims to empower Australians experiencing challenging life circumstances and to break cycles of poverty, inequality and injustice.

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Community Giving

Community giving is more than charity. It allows us to contribute to the common good through building ongoing relationships with external organisations that work with those experiencing disadvantage or marginalisation.

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Student Veteran Support Program

The Student Veteran Support Program (SVSP) provides ACU student veterans, who are current or former military personnel, with access to a range of support services and academic resources to help ease the transition into uni life.

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At ACU, you’ll get more than an excellent education. You’ll get the opportunity to help others, inspire change, and make a real difference.

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