Dear Grand Adventurers,
I am writing with an update to all our members following our last Emergency General Meeting on 24 November 2019.
The Society voted to enact the anti-harassment policy and a complaints procedure as per the meeting papers that were circulated. These policies have been uploaded to the Society’s EUSA Profile and are now in effect. We on the Committee recognise that, given that our society has grown substantially, any community this large requires robust measures in place to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its members. These policies are a first step in our ensuring this, and we hope that the implementation of these measures will make all of our members feel able to participate without fear of discrimination or harassment, and that they shall be able to seek redress should they have any concerns. In particular, we hope that these policies will mean that all our members are on the same page about what kinds of conduct is acceptable and what kinds of conduct is unacceptable at the Society.
Copies of these policies have also been posted on our web site. I would like to remind our membership of these policies, which can be accessed at the following links:
If you feel you have been harassed or bullied at the Society, or if you would like to make a complaint, you may do so by emailing me at geas.welfare. We will endeavour to ensure that our members feel safe and supported. We will deal strictly with any instance of harassment, bullying or any discriminatory conduct. In addition, as per our Constitution, Geas has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual harassment and violence, and any complaints about these matters will be escalated to appropriate authorities.
If you have any questions or feedback, feel free to email me at geas.welfare. These policies and their implementation are due to be reviewed formally in the next academic year. Meanwhile, we would be happy to consider any feedback our members have at the AGM in the Spring.
My thanks to all of our members for their support in implementing these policies. The Committee has worked really hard in putting this together, and we hope that these policies embody our commitment to making Geas a place where everybody is welcome to the party.
Geas for all, all for Geas,
Equality and Wellbeing Officer