Zero Tolerance Policy
KCLSU has a Zero Tolerance Policy against harassment, bullying and discrimination. Our “Safe Space” Policy also protects against discrimination or hate on ground of the protected characteristics as well as other areas of hatred or incitement to hatred.
KCLSU’s ultimate power is to exclude a student from membership of the Union. This would prevent a student from joining any of the over 370 student activity groups, clubs and societies. Loss of Union membership also prevents students from using any of our popular social spaces and events, including our study spaces.
Ex-Members, or those with upheld complaints against them, are excluded from standing for any student leader position with KCLSU. The only rights remaining to excluded members are access to Advice and Support for Academic Representation (as required by King’s College London under the Education Act 1994).
In most cases of complaint to KCLSU, we aim to find a direct resolution – and where appropriate an apology or recognition that behaviour may have caused harm, hurt or distress. KCLSU has a series of penalties that may be applied proportionate to the nature of the harm, such as:
Written warning of disciplinary action under KCLSU Members’ Disciplinary Procedure
Requests for letters of apology (to be conveyed via the Union to the complainant)
Requirement to complete Consent Matters and/or Active Bystander training
Bans from the Union – temporary or permanent
Bans from our licensed bars – temporary or permanent (preventing entry from our highly popular Guys Bar and The Vault)
Ultimately referral to King’s Student Conduct and Appeals for serious offences (normally of a potentially criminal nature)