Although the disciplinary action has not yet been concluded, the university has said that it does not condone or tolerate any form of discrimination or racism. A statement issued by UP said, “The behavior of the students in the photograph is completely unacceptable”. Even though the event that the students dressed up for was a private party, the statement continued that “because they are registered UP students who brought the university into disrepute”.

The SRC has supported the university’s position. SRC President Enwee Human said that, “The SRC is confident that the disciplinary processes will be concluded in a fair and impartial manner.”

Perdeby contacted one of the girls involved in the incident, but her legal team has advised her not to speak to the media until the disciplinary proceedings have concluded.

 

What happens if a residence student is accused of misconduct?
If the Head of Residence believes that a student is guilty of a serious misconduct that justifies temporary expulsion from the residence, he or she will consult the Director of Residence Affairs and Accommodation before referring the matter to the Registrar.

The Registrar will then decided whether the student should be temporarily expelled from residence, before informing the Director of Residence Affairs and Accommodation.

The Registrar and the Disciplinary Committee of Students will meet to confirm or set aside the expulsion, or to impose an appropriate disciplinary measure.

A disciplinary investigation will be conducted

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