The Ally Network at Monash promotes Monash as a safe and inclusive space for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender-diverse, intersex, queer and questioning, asexual and aromantic, plus other related identities (LGBTIQA+) students and staff.

By the end of 2022, 2364 staff and students had completed Ally training since the network began, with 1291 registered allies across our Australian campuses, the Malaysia campus and the Prato Centre. Feedback from the Ally training program showed 93 per cent of students and staff who completed the training knew how to respond to incidents of queerphobia, compared to 42 per cent pre-training


Monash established the Give Respect Initiative in 2017 to heighten awareness of respectful behaviours, and to encourage them at Monash and throughout the wider community. The Give Respect Art Competition promotes these values by providing Monash students and staff an opportunity to contribute towards building a more respectful and equitable University community with their artwork. Submissions must be an original piece of art that could convince somebody to think more deeply about behaving respectfully.

Give Respect Art Competition Student Winner First Place 2022