Should SUSU ban initiations?
So no funny blog title this time, just a straight-up simple question (well, maybe not that simple)!
This was one of the ideas submitted to the last Union Council with a view to update our current policy that has been around since 2003 due to it being very outdated (referring to officers and committees that no longer exist), and only affecting Athletic Union clubs.
After much discussion at council it was decided that the best course of action would be to do some wider consultation and set up a working group to work on bringing a formal policy proposal to a later council, as when talking about issues like this it is always a balance between making student groups as inclusive and welcoming as possible, whilst not imposing unnecessary regulation that will limit them running in the way they see fit.
We will be starting this consultation with an open session this Thursday where we will will go over the discussions had so far, and delve a little deeper into the following issues (and many more).
- Should SUSU have a policy on this issue?
- What should the policy cover?
- which groups should such a policy affect?
- how, and how strictly should SUSU enforce such a policy?
- What should be the next steps?
If you would like to have your say on this issue then please come along to our first open session this Thursday 4-5 in meeting room 2 in the Union.