Code of Conduct

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

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.

Complaints

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

The Community Officer (for 2018/19) 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.