Diversity and equal opportunities

Kellogg College is committed to valuing each other and our differences. Valuing who and what we are, and having this respected by others contributes so much to the richness of the life of Kellogg College. Kellogg College prides itself on being an inclusive community.

University of Oxford policies

The University of Oxford welcomes diversity, recognising the particular contributions to the achievement of the University’s mission that can be made by individuals from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.

The University aims to remove any barriers which might deter people of the highest ability from applying to Oxford. The University aims to provide an inclusive environment which values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its students are respected to assist them in reaching their full potential.

The University’s commitment is that no prospective or actual student will be treated less favourably than any other, whether before, during or after their study at the University of Oxford on one or more of the following grounds, except when such treatment is within the law and determined by lawful requirements: age; colour; disability; ethnic origin; marital status; nationality; national origin; parental status; race; religion or belief; gender or sexual orientation.

The College values freedom of speech and you can find a copy of the University’s statement on the importance of freedom of speech on the College website. The College, in line with the University and other sectors, observes its statutory Prevent duty to have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism.

Your attention is drawn to the web pages of the University’s Diversity and Equal Opportunities Unit: www.admin.ox.ac.uk/eop/

Specific University policies relating to race, gender, disability, age, religion and sexuality can be found at the website above. Many are available on the College’s website.

Kellogg College and confidentiality 

Here at Kellogg College we want to underline our respect for you and any information personal or otherwise, which you give us. On the Kellogg website’s Health Wellbeing and Disability page, under Health and Wellbeing Information, and the WebLearn site you can find ‘Confidentiality: a very short introduction’ which explains how we handle confidential information.

Kellogg College Equality & Welfare Committee  

The Equality & Welfare Committee meets once a term chaired by the Dean and includes student representation. Please contact the Academic Administrator, sarah.obrien@kellogg.ox.ac.uk or the MCR’s Welfare and Equality Officer, if there are issues that you would like raising at these meetings.

Complaints procedure

The Proctors will consider complaints raised by students under the University Student Complaints Procedure in relation to University administrative and support services, and in relation to University academic services (e.g. libraries and counselling) and support (e.g. teaching and supervision). See www.ox.ac.uk/students/academic/complaints for more information and guidance including about Academic Appeals.

The Proctors have no jurisdiction over college complaints and appeals but you can consult the Proctors’ Office caseworkers informally if you are unsure whether the issue is a college or a University matter.

If you are considering making a complaint, we encourage you first to take your concern to the person responsible for the matter it relates to as, in the majority of cases, an informal resolution is a better outcome.

If you are considering a complaint about College, help and advice is available from the Dean, Senior Tutor, Academic Administrator, Finance Bursar, Domestic Bursar, MCR, or Oxford SU representative. You can be accompanied at any stage by a friend or an advisor.

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of informal resolution of College complaints, you may make a formal complaint in writing to the President who will take this matter forward, and you will be advised of the appeal process should you remain dissatisfied.

There are separate procedures for matters relating to harassment, and to discipline, see http://www.kellogg.ox.ac.uk/life/health-welfare-disability/

Updated on: 19/07/2019