Community Values

The Queen’s College is both an academic community and a social community. We aim to provide an environment for learning and living that is both inclusive and supportive. This depends upon the efforts of all students, faculty and staff, and as such we owe it to each other to uphold certain basic values of the community.

Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others. As such, the College exercises a zero-tolerance policy towards slurs of a racist, sexist or queerphobic nature, or any form of hate-speech.

Accountability for personal conduct. Members are expected to take responsibility for their actions towards others. Any form of inappropriate behaviour which makes other feel unsafe, or spoils their enjoyment of the College, will not be tolerated. As such, the College exercises a zero-tolerance policy towards any form of harassment or sexual assault.

A community of active care. The College encourages a culture in which members care for each other actively: looking out for one another, challenging inappropriate behaviour when it is safe to do so, and reporting dangerous or discriminatory situations.

Statement of Understanding

In line with our Community Values and the Rules and Regulations of the College, attendees of College events are expected to adhere to the following understandings:

  • That attendees should respect fellow students, staff, and the environment you are in.
  • That attendees will actively look out for one another, challenge bad behaviour when it is safe to do so, and report instances when others are put in danger or unfairly discriminated against.
  • That racist, sexist or queerphobic slurs, or any form of hate speech will not be tolerated under any circumstances.
  • That harassment and sexual assault will not be tolerated under any circumstances, and that this includes any form of sexual act for which consent is not given.
  • That intoxication is no excuse for inappropriate behaviour and will not warrant leniency.