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  • ASBOG® Code of Conduct/Harassment Policy

    Approved April 5, 2017 ExCmte

    Purpose

    ASBOG® is committed to protecting the rights and dignity of all participants in any ASBOG® activity. ASBOG® will not tolerate inappropriate behavior or harassment of any sort. Further, sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination and is a violation of Federal and state law. All registrants, guests, volunteers, exhibitors, ASBOG® staff, service providers, and others in attendance at ASBOG®-sanctioned events are expected to abide by this ASBOG® Code of Conduct/Harassment Policy, which outlines specific expectations for participants at any ASBOG® -sanctioned event.

    Policy

    1. General Code of Conduct/Harassment Statement

    ASBOG® is committed to protecting the rights and dignity of all participants in any ASBOG® activity. ASBOG® will not tolerate inappropriate behavior or harassment of any sort. Further, sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination and is a violation of Federal and state law. All registrants, guests, volunteers, exhibitors, ASBOG staff, service providers, and others in attendance at ASBOG® sanctioned events are expected to abide by this ASBOG Code of Conduct/Harassment Policy, which outlines specific expectations for participants at any ASBOG-sanctioned events.

    The ASBOG® Executive Committee is responsible for maintaining a work environment free of improper conduct or harassment. Immediate and appropriate corrective action will be taken when cases of improper conduct or harassment occur. Anyone involved in an ASBOG® activity who experiences or witnesses any action that is believed to be harassment of any sort should consult with any member of the ASBOG® Executive Committee immediately. It is a violation of this ASBOG® policy to retaliate in any way against an ASBOG® member or an ASBOG®-sanctioned event participant because they have raised allegations of improper conduct or harassment.

    2. Expected Behavior

    Anyone Present at ASBOG® sanctioned events are to:

  • Be treated with respect and consideration.
  • Be considerate, collegial, and collaborative.
  • Communicate openly, with civil attitudes, when critiquing.
  • Exercise consideration and respect in your speech and actions.
  • Refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior and speech.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and of your fellow participants.
  • ASBOG® event venues may be shared with members of the public; be respectful to all patrons of these locations.
  • Alert Executive Committee members if you notice a dangerous situation, someone in distress, or violations of the Code of Conduct/Harassment Policy, even if they seem inconsequential.
  • 3. Unacceptable Behavior

    Unacceptable behaviors include, but are not limited to:

  • Intimidating, harassing, abusive, discriminatory, derogatory, or demeaning speech or actions by any participant in ASBOG® events, related events, and in one-on-one communications carried out in the context of ASBOG® events.
  • Bullying, badgering, or aggressive behavior toward another participant.
  • Derogatory, harmful, or prejudicial verbal or written comments or visual images related to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, age, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, religion, appearance, or other personal characteristics.
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces (including presentation slides).
  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.
  • Harassing photography or recording.
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events.
  • Unwelcome and uninvited attention or contact.
  • Physical assault (including unwelcome touching or groping).
  • Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.
  • Real or implied threat of physical harm.
  • Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm.
  • 4. Consequences of Unacceptable Behavior

    ASBOG® has zero tolerance for unacceptable behavior from any participant at ASBOG®-sanctioned events, including attendees, members, vendors, exhibitors, contractors, staff, venue staff, and anyone with decision-making authority. Each matter brought to the attention of the Executive Committee will be immediately addressed. If it is deemed that the participant has engaged in unacceptable behavior as outlined in this policy, the individual will be asked to leave the event (without refund) and/or the ASBOG® Executive Committee will contact the appropriate local authorities to act as they deem necessary.

    Wording taken from and modified from the AAUP “Sexual Harassment, GSA Code of Conduct, AIPG Code of conduct

    Approved April 5, 2017 ExCmte


    Last Updated: July 20, 2017