Recognising the duty of higher education in promoting equality or opportunity and furthering social inclusion, the University provides support services for people who identify as takatapui and LGBTIQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or other gender and sexuality minority groups).
The Rainbow Staff/Student Alliance is a group for staff and students and provides a forum for networking, discussion and progression of takatapui and LGBTIQ+ issues.
Transgender and Gender Diverse staff and students
Students can change their gender on their student record to reflect male, female or gender diverse. Find out more.
Currently the university allows male, female and gender diverse markers on student records. Students can change their gender on their student records by asking at the Student Centre (Hamilton) or The Hub (Tauranga), or emailing [email protected].
To change your name on student record while you are still a student, you need to provide a statutory declaration or copy of your official name change certificate if applicable, to Student Administration (in-person at the Student Information counter, or email [email protected]).
If you have already graduated and want to get a new degree certificate and/or academic record in a new name, you need to forward a statutory declaration outlining the circumstances necessitating the replacement of the certificate by email to [email protected], alternatively you can post it to:
Student Services Division,
University of Waikato,
Private Bag 3105,
You will normally need to return your existing degree certificate as well. The university waives the $100 charge for the replacement degree where it relates to name change for trans and gender diverse alumni.
All Gender Bathrooms
The following on-campus bathroom facilities are available for all people.
The following on-campus bathroom facilities are available for all people. This list does not include wheelchair accessibility bathrooms.
- Law building - 2nd floor
- Law Building - 3rd floor
- W block
- Student Services building
View maps of all gender bathrooms here.
Email us at [email protected] to let us know if we have missed an all gender bathroom.
The University is committed to ensuring an accessible and inclusive environment. Find out more here.
The University’s Diversity and Inclusion Programmes explicitly mentions sexual orientation and gender diversity in outlining its commitment to an accessible and inclusive environment where staff members from diverse backgrounds can develop and contribute to their full potential. The University also had a clear anti-bullying and harassment policy which prohibits bullying and harassment on the grounds of sexual orientation.