St Chad’s was founded to provide a College at the University of Durham in keeping with the principles of the Church of England. The responsibility to love other people is therefore at the heart of the College’s principles; and respect for all people, understood as made in the image of God, is a core value, as is our commitment to equality and inclusion for all who come here.
The command of God to love and respect other people is found throughout the Bible, the spirituality and the pastoral traditions of the Church.
We have adopted these policies, then, not only to observe our legal duties as a charity and a College, but also as part of our broader Christian responsibility to protect, safeguard and care for all the members of our College community and those who visit us. Because of our underlying principles and values, no one should feel unwelcome or unsafe at our College.