To maintain a Club with a safe, collegiate and sustainable environment.
This Code of Conduct has been developed to provide clear guidelines on the expected conduct of
people who utilise University Ski Club’s facilities and attend Club events.
Full Members, Associate Members and Provisional Members of University Ski Club (“Members”) are responsible for ensuring their affiliates, children, guests and visitors (including children of visitors)(“Guests”) comply with the Code of Conduct.
Members are ultimately and entirely responsible for the behaviour of their Guests at all times. The Committee will seek to resolve breaches the Code of Conduct with the Member. A Member may be subject to disciplinary action, including the loss or suspension of membership rights, should the Member or their Guests breach the Code of Conduct.
Delegation of Authority
The Committee has delegated its authority to resolve breaches of the Code of Conduct to Lodge Managers and Senior Party Leaders (SPL). Deputy Party Leaders and Party Leaders have important coordination roles, however they are not responsible for dealing with beaches of the Code of Conduct.
Members agree to accept and abide by the Code of Conduct when they join the Club and when making bookings. Procedures for dealing with breaches are outlined in the Code of Conduct and the Club’s Constitution.
Minor issues should be resolved in a collegiate manner between those involved. Assistance may be sought from the Lodge Manager (at Mt Buller and Falls Creek) and SPL (at Mt Hotham) to resolve an issue and ensure the general amenity of the Lodge. The Lodge Manager or SPL may, in extreme situations, ask a Member or Guest to leave the Lodge. Any unlawful conduct will be referred to the Police.
Matters concerning Members or Guests which cannot be resolved in the Lodge may be escalated to the Committee by a Member using the Complaint Form. The Lodge Manager or SPL can provide guidance on completing the Complaint Form.
The Committee requests that formal complaints are factual and will not consider complaints of a frivolous, vexatious or slanderous nature. Complaints will be considered in the context of the Code of Conduct and submissions should follow the same logical approach. A formal complaint can be made by completing the member feedback form and selecting the type ‘behaviour complaint’.
No person will be disadvantaged or prejudiced if he or she, in good faith, reports a suspected breach. All reports will be kept confidential and acted upon in accordance with the Code of Conduct and the Club’s Constitution.
Thank you for your cooperation and for upholding our Code of Conduct.
We hope you enjoy your stay.