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Codes of conduct and reporting hate crime: a reminder

28 March 2019

There have, sadly, been reports of racist messages being displayed on campus. This is not acceptable.

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We would like to remind everyone that UCL does not tolerate hate speech or discrimination of any kind, and any student or staff member who is found to be responsible for this kind of behavior will be dealt with via the appropriate disciplinary process. Under our code of conduct, behaviour of this kind is classified as a major offence, with the potential to lead to expulsion from UCL for the perpetrator.

The student code of conduct states that good conduct entails, among other things:

  • Recognising the diversity of the UCL community and not discriminating against others on the basis of their age, ethnic origin, race, nationality, membership of a national minority, culture, language, religious faith or affiliation or lack thereof, political affiliation or opinions or lack thereof, sex, gender, gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, marital status, caring or parental responsibilities, illness, ability or disability, mental health status, medical condition, physical appearance, genetic features, parentage, descent, full or part-time student status, socio-economic background, employment status, trade union affiliation, spent or irrelevant criminal convictions or any other irrelevant distinction.
  • Acting responsibly, being honest, being considerate, respectful and courteous towards others. Behaving in a respectful manner towards others so that they do not feel that they are being harassed or bullied and abiding by the law.

If you have been the victim of any kind of racial discrimination, or if you have witnessed discrimination, please know that you have several options to report incidents: