Statement from the University of Glasgow
Issued: Tue, 05 Mar 2013 11:30:00 GMT
The University of Glasgow has reacted to the reports of misconduct at this year’s Glasgow University Union (GUU) Ancients Debating Championship with serious concern. The University authorities welcome the full and unreserved apology that has already been extended by the GUU President. The University is also supporting the GUU in its investigation into the disruptive behaviour during the contest. The University will not tolerate abusive, threatening or sexist behaviour.
The University of Glasgow operates a clear code of conduct for registered students and any breaches of the code will be dealt with through a well-established procedure whereby any complaints received by the University against individual registered students will be investigated fully, and the resulting investigation reports are considered by the Senior Senate Assessor for Student Conduct.
The code of conduct covers harassment. It also covers disorderly, threatening, offensive, indecent or violent behaviour and the use of threatening, offensive or indecent language. The Code also requires action to punish discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender, political or religious beliefs, race, ethnic or national origin, sexual orientation or socio-economic background.