Burgmann College is a unique university residential community with an egalitarian approach to its structure. Opened in 1971, Burgmann is affiliated with The Australian National University and is situated on its campus.
It was originally sponsored by the Anglican, Baptist, Presbyterian and Uniting Churches and the Churches of Christ, who are still represented on the Council.
Burgmann is a community comprising residential members (students and staff), members of Council and members of Convocation. Unlike many older colleges, Burgmann is a single community with no hierarchies of residential membership, and students have significant say in the running of the College.
The College aims to provide:
• a vital community;
• an academic support system;
• pastoral care for residents and, where possible, a wider university population; and
• supervision of students, with maximum cooperation with student bodies and a flexible approach to modern needs.