Community Pledge

The University of Sussex community pledge:

It is an extraordinary time to be part of the University of Sussex community. The global coronavirus pandemic means that now, more than ever, we all need to support each other, by behaving with mutual respect and care, and upholding the values of our University – Kindness, Integrity, Inclusion, Collaboration and Courage. Sussex students, staff and visitors are already demonstrating safer practices and looking out for each other by wearing masks in confined spaces, keeping two metres socially distanced wherever possible, and washing/sanitising their hands regularly.

Collaboration and Integrity will be particularly important to our community as we work together and commit to this pledge by signing up online (either in name or anonymously).

Sign the pledge now


Community Pledge poster

The University has produced a Community Pledge poster that can be printed and displayed in any room across campus: Community Pledge poster [PDF 64.55KB]

A3-sized copies have been printed and made available for collection at Sussex House reception. If would like to collect one, please email


How to update your signature the new Community Pledge

Step 1. Copy the new Community Pledge signature

Click and drag from above the logo to below the Community Pledge image to highlight the signature and then on your keyboard, hold down Ctrl + c to copy it.


Sussex logo
Job title
Name of Division/Dept/Unit/Centre
University of Sussex

T: +44(0)1273 XXXXXX
Internal Extension: XXXX

Name of Building
University of Sussex
Brighton BNX XXX

I support the University of Sussex Community Pledge, as I continue to help those around me during the pandemic.

Small acts of collaboration, kindness and integrity can make a big difference.

Step 2. Update in your email program

Now go to your email program to add the signature.

Outlook for PC

  • Open Outlook and go to File and then Options
  • Click on Mail and then press the Signatures button
  • Choose New and give your signature a name, such as Sussex
  • Click into the window to update your signature and then hold down Ctrl+V to paste in your new signature
  • In the top right of the window, choose whether you want to add your Sussex signature to new messages and/or replies and forwards
  • Click OK

Outlook Web App

  • Click on Options (top right) and then See All Options...
  • Click on Settings and then press the Mail button
  • Click into the E-Mail Signature window (deleting any text that is already in there
  • Hold down Ctrl+V to paste in your new signature
  • Tick the box to Automatically include my signature
  • Click Save