SGFC Handbook

CODE OF CONDUCT

Harassment

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, religion, unwanted sexual advances in public spaces or in talks, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, or unwelcome sexual attention.

Anyone asked to stop any harassing behavior is expected to comply immediately. Please respect someone else’s “no” and “stop.”

If a person engages in harassing behavior, the board of directors may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the organization and all future events with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a board of director of the organization immediately. Board of directors can be identified by an organization name tag and are often found at the registration desk or at the front of the venue space.

Board of directors will be happy to help organization members and event attendees. We may do so by:

  • Contacting venue security or local law enforcement
  • Pairing you with a board of director to accompany you at events until the situation is resolved
  • Mediating conflicts relevant to the code of conduct
  • Ejecting people who violate the code of conduct from the event premise
  • And otherwise assisting those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the

event

This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism Wiki

Alcohol Use

Inappropriate alcohol use includes the consumption of an alcoholic beverage by a minor [defined by law], the distribution of an alcoholic beverage to a minor [defined by law], driving under the influence beyond the legal limit to and/or from an organization meeting, consuming alcohol to the extent of putting your safety or the safety of other attendees in jeopardy, belligerent behavior at an organization event due to consumption of alcohol, or any other action deemed an illegal use of alcohol by the United States and/or the State of Missouri.

Anyone asked to stop consuming alcohol, asked to find a ride home, or asked to show proof of age is expected to comply immediately.

If a person engages in wrongful use of alcohol or abuses alcohol in an inappropriate or illegal way, the board of directors may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the organization and all future events with no refund.

If you are in need of assistance, notice that someone else is using alcohol inappropriately, or have any other concerns, please contact a board of director of the organization immediately. Board of directors can be identified by an organization name tag and are often found at the registration desk and/or at the front of the venue space.

Board of directors will be happy to help organization members and event attendees. We may do so by:

  • Contacting venue security or law enforcement (if necessary)
  • Contacting emergency response personnel
  • Finding and providing a safe ride home
  • Limiting alcohol consumption at events
  • And otherwise assisting those experiencing alcohol abuse to feel safe for the duration of the event

We value your membership and attendance and we care about the quality of your experience. We expect participants to follow these rules at event venues and organization-related social events.

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