Culture - a collection of behaviours, habits and attitudes formed by a collective group of individuals. Culture can have a positive, negative or neutral impact on a member's sense of belonging within that group.
All Clubs, Societies and Projects (CSPs) are expected to uphold the values and expectations of the Students' Union. It is the duty of CSP committee members to ensure that the activities delivered, the actions of your committee and the behaviour of all members are inline with the Union's values and expectations. The Union's role is to ensure that we robustly manage any complaints or concerns raised to us, and support CSPs to create positive cultures within their student groups. There are a range of ways in which the Union supports groups to build better cultures and tackle issues that are raised.
This policy sets out the methods used by the Students’ Union to handle Clubs, Societies and Projects’ failure to comply with administrative processes, procedures, policies, misbehaviour within CSP or poor culture values within a CSP. The aims of this policy are:
To support the fair and correct usage of space and resources
To ensure Health, Safety and Legislation compliance are continually upheld
To prevent reoccurring issues within CSP activities
To hold CSP committee members accountable for upholding the Union’s Values on a regular basis and creating a positive culture within our communities.
This policy applies to all Clubs, Societies and Projects of Imperial College Union including all their members and any activities they deliver in any location.
The Union keeps a record of all strikes that are issued to a student group, once a group reached three strikes, they will be asked to complete a culture and behaviour review plan.
The Union often receives both informal and formal complaints about Clubs, Societies and Project Committee Members and Members. These can be emailed directly to the Activities Team at email@example.com or to the Deputy President Clubs and Societies at firstname.lastname@example.org.
When we receive complaints, we assess what we receive and choose the best policy to apply when handling the issue, it may be the strike policy linked above, or the CSP policy if it is about a committee member, group of individuals, or a CSP in general. If a specific member has had a complaint, we will use the complaints and members disciplinary by-law.