2.1 College Policies
2.2 The Graduate Common Room
2.3 Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
Reuben’s Governing Legislation can be found online here.
Members of the College are subject to the Proctors' regulations concerning the conduct of student members of the University. The University Student Handbook, issued by the Proctors' Office, can be found online here.
Members of the College are also subject to a variety of College rules, either under the University umbrella, or as agreed through Reuben’s Governing Body.
All students should familiarize themselves with College policies, noting the Codes of Conduct they have signed up to in becoming a member of the College, and the rights and duties they hold by virtue of College membership. The use of illegal drugs, harassment, sexual harassment, and violence are never acceptable.
Please note the College's Social Media Policy. Reuben values and protects freedom of expression; at the same time, the College does not tolerate posts that are offensive or derogatory relating to sex, gender reassignment, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion/belief or age, and nor does it tolerate posts that are meant to hurt, offend or denigrate an individual or are illegal under British law.
As the representative body for all students at Reuben College, the Graduate Common Room (GCR) Committee works to develop and promote opportunities for students to engage with the academic, social, cultural, recreational, and sporting life of the College. It also represents members in their corporate relations with societies, college clubs, and other bodies across the University of Oxford.
All on-course students at Reuben College are eligible to vote in GCR elections, and elections take place in stages during Michaelmas and Hilary Terms, for the new officers to take up their functions at the beginning of the next term. A staggered series of elections allow for the participation of students on taught as well as research courses, and for the transfer of skills and experience between committee members.
Students are also encouraged to put on and get involved in a wide range of student-led social activities within the GCR. These events may take the form of formal exchange dinners, sports competitions, movie nights, pub quizzes, etc. Students who are interested in helping to organise such events might consider running for elected positions within the GCR Committee or getting in touch with the GCR Executive by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Through every one of its committees, events, procedures and practices, the growing community of Reuben College is creating an environment in which everyone can take advantage of the unique opportunities that living, working and studying in Oxford can bring.
The GCR aspires to elect at least one Equality and Diversity representative from amongst its members, who works with the GCR Social Secretary and other officers to ensure all College events are inclusive. As part of their induction, all new students will be encouraged to participate in a variety of workshops on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
All College members are bound by the College’s Equality Policy and commitment to the College’s Equality Action Plan (see here).