Union Policies


Sometimes, students at Sussex decide they want to get something done, and they make a proposal to the Union to be considered and voted on. This can then become a Policy which outlines the stance the Union has or actions it will take on a particular issue. Any student can submit a policy for consideration, and they may also originate from legal requirement. You can view a full guide to Students' Union policies, including how to make, amend and lapse policy in the Students' Union Policy Guide .

Operational policies

Our operational policies outline how the Students' Union will go about its business.

Ethical & environmental policy

Alcohol policy

Equality & diversity policy

Safer space policy

Mental health, well-being and stress management policy

Sexual Violence Policy

Gender inclusive language policy

NUS no platform policy

Conflict of interest policy

Tender policy

Safeguarding policy

Policy on Campaigning Activity»

Volunteering policy

Volunteer confidentiality policy

Campaigning Policies

Our campaigning policies outline what the Students' Union believes and what it wants to change in the Union, University, and wider world. You can view all the policies and progress on them on the Campaigning Policy Progress Tracker .

Policies about the University

Policies about the Students' Union

Policies on local issues

Policies on national issues

Policies on international issues

Lapsed policies (for reference)

Code of Conduct

The Students’ Union has a safer spaces & good conduct policy which seeks to enable equal participation by challenging oppressive and discriminatory behaviour.

External Speaker Procedure

We also have a bullying and harassment policy and disability statement.

If you have witnessed or are informed of an incident which you feel may be considered misconduct by a Union member, we have a student discipline procedure to deal with your concerns or you can use the University's discipline procedure.

Advice Service Policies

Details of the service standards you should expect from the Advice team and occasions where support may have to be withdrawn.

Advice Refusal & withdrawal of service

Advice Service standards

Advice Confidentiality

Advice Conflict of interest