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 life at Kellogg. Kellogg College prides itself on being an inclusive community.

University of Oxford policies

The University of Oxford welcomes diversity, recognising the 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 seeks to ensure that no member of its community is unlawfully discriminated against on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race (including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex, or sexual orientation.

The University 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.

Kellogg College shares the values and fully supports the aims of the University regarding equality and inclusion.

Kellogg College and confidentiality 

Here at Kellogg College we want to underline our respect for you and for any information, personal or otherwise, that you give us. Kellogg follows the University’s Student Welfare Guidance policy, with is core principles that confidentiality will be respected wherever possible, and that consent will be sought for information to be shared should it be deemed necessary. Kellogg College also complies fully with GDPR requirements.

Kellogg College Equality & Welfare Committee  

The Equality & Welfare Committee meets once a term chaired by the Dean and includes student representation. Please contact the Dean, Prof Jeremy Gibbons at jeremy.gibbons@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 to first 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. Complaints about Kellogg students are rare but you should consult the Code of Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures for complaints about Kellogg students – this includes any matters of harassment – the form contains a link to the Breach of Code of Conduct Reporting Form.

Should your concern be about behaviour of a staff or senior College member, rather than a Kellogg student, please contact the HR Manager in the first instance at jasmine.buckley@kellogg.ox.ac.uk

Updated on: 21/07/2023