Societies Code of Conduct

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Conduct

Standards of conduct for Wolves Societies are as follows:

  • Respect the views of other students
  • Listen to other students
  • Behave and engage in ways in which you would value others to behave and engage with you
  • Don't demean other students

Complaints

Any complaints regarding a Society should be raised formally, in writing, by emailing societies@wolvesunion.org.

The Community Officer will be sent anonymised copies of the complaint. Then asked whether they consider the complaint to be valid, and if they concur with the decision taken. The Student Support & Societies Advisor will be operationally responsible for any decision.

No complaints will be accepted 29 days after an incident.

Safe Space Guidance

Societies/ Society Members in violation of the following guidance may be disciplined should the Students' Union receive a complaint. This would normally be a collective decision of Societies Council and/or the Student Support & Societies Advisor.

It is at the Society Committees' discretion to use the following guidance when dealing with their membership; members are recommended to follow this guidance.

  • I enter this space with a commitment to mutual respect, mutual aid, anti-oppression, advocacy, conflict resolution, non-violence, participative democracy, and community building.
  • I respect everyone’s names, preferred gender pronouns, expressed identities, and experiences.
  • I avoid making assumptions, promote mutual appreciation, and understand that no one is required to share information about their identities or experiences.
  • I support the empowerment of each person and strive to continually acknowledge the histories and structures of oppression that marginalise some and divide us all.
  • I commit to making spaces as accessible as possible; physically, socially, and personally.
  • I do not engage in violence, threats, harassment or bullying- nor will I make individuals uncomfortable in the space.
  • I recognise that certain behaviour can be triggering for individuals, such as trivialising or dismissing someone’s thoughts or experiences.
  • I commit to listening to others, and creating opportunities for all voices to be heard.
  • I accept a shared responsibility where we all hold ourselves and one another accountable to these agreements, without violence, judgement, or assumption of intent.
  • I encourage open minds and open hearts. I do not assume the intentions of others in order to foster a non-judgemental and accessible environment.