ANUSA has seven autonomous departments representing marginalised groups of our community.
ANU Disabilities Student Association
The ANU Disabilities Student Association is an autonomous collective created to advocate on behalf of students who identify as having a disability or are registered with Access and Inclusion.
We hold regular events focusing on advocacy and awareness, as well as meetings, informal coffee catch-ups, and major campaigns such as Spoon Week.
The ANU Disabilities Student Association aims to provide students with a disability with a safe, social space in which they can fully engage in the university experience.
The Ethnocultural Department is our newest Department. They are the official committee dedicated to ensuring the voices of the ethnoculturally diverse are represented at ANU. You can get more information through their autonomous Facebook Group or follow their non-autonomous Facebook Page.
The ANU Environment Collective is for anyone who wants to learn about and take action on environmental and social justice issues. We run (and win!) campaigns, discuss ideas, screen documentaries, road trip through communities and heaps more. New faces are always welcome!
The ANU Environment Collective recognises that environmental and social justice issues are inseparable, and that fighting for a sustainable future means realising a world in which all people, all beings, can live in peace, dignity and freedom. Change begins at home, so we aim to make both our university and our community sustainable and just.
ANU International Students’ Department (ISD) is the university’s peak representative body for international students. We are working hard to engage international students, facilitate for integration between domestic and international students and advocate for international students at all levels of the University.
The Queer* Department provides services to all LGBTIQA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans*, intersex, questioning and or asexual or queer* for short) students at the ANU. We run social events, advocate, and run political campaigns.
We provide a lovely room on campus that is available to all queer* identifying students. The space has couches, tea, coffee, snacks, a TV (with movies!), a Wii console and some lovely snacks and Nutella. Come in and play some video games, make new friends, or get some study done in our quiet study area. Meetings working bees and movie nights are also held in the space so be sure to get swipe-card access so you can use it 24/7!
The Women’s Officer represents all undergraduate women on campus, so no matter what you’ve got a question or concern about, all women should feel free to contact the Women’s Officer, even if she doesn’t know the answer, she can tell you who does.The Women’s Department (of which every undergraduate woman is a member of) provides a valuable referral service for ANU women and ensures their voice is represented at ANUSA meetings and to the University at large.
The ANUSA Education Officer convenes the ANUSA Education Committee “to promote awareness on campus of education issues and to facilitate the action and discussion on issues of particular concern to the education sector as it relates to the ANU.” All ANU undergraduate students are automatically members of the ANUSA Education Committee.
Mental Health Committee
The ANUSA Mental Health Committee is in place to raise awareness of mental health within the student body and act as the student voice reporting back to ANU services.
In 2015 our aim is to build awareness of the committee’s existence, establish a hub of mental health information distribution on Orgsync and reduce stigma with events.