Dignity and Respect policy

Posted by rmt22 at Oct 07, 2019 12:29 PM |
Find out more about our Dignity and Respect Policy, aimed at creating a more inclusive and supportive community.

The University of Leicester is a vibrant, diverse and inclusive learning, working and research environment which has a great sense of community.

Over the last two years we have worked closely with the Students’ Union, trade unions (UCU, Unite and Unison) and Student Support Services to develop the Dignity and Respect at Leicester Policy. We firmly believe that all students, staff, visitors and partners should be treated with dignity and respect.

The policy and its associated framework outlines, with clear definitions and examples, what unacceptable behaviours are, and the processes in place to address, deal with and report them. This applies to all members of the University community who we expect to:

  • Behave with respect and courtesy at all times
  • Contribute to ensuring that the University is a welcoming and safe place
  • Ensure that their behaviour is not offensive, and is free from harassment, bullying, abuse and discrimination.

This has been in development since the launch of the ‘Standing Together Against Bullying’ pledge in November 2017, which stated the University will not tolerate bullying, harassment and intimidating behaviours.

We are asking all staff and students to actively support the implementation of this policy.

It’s vital that we work together to raise awareness, commitment and expectations around behaviours for all of our University communities.

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