Code of Conduct

Campus Compact is dedicated to providing a harassment-free and inclusive network for everyone regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, veteran status, or other protected category. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Campus Compact takes violations of our policy seriously and will respond appropriately.

All participants in Campus Compact events, conferences, webinars, online meetings, or any other in-person or virtual gatherings must abide by the following policy:

Be excellent to each other. We want every event to be an excellent experience for everyone.

Treat everyone with respect. Participate while acknowledging that everyone deserves to be here—and each of us has the right to enjoy our experience without fear of harassment, discrimination, or condescension, whether blatant or via micro-aggressions. Jokes shouldn’t demean others. Consider what you are saying and how it would feel if it were said to or about you.

Let’s all take responsibility for maintaining the kind of spaces we need. Speak up if you see or hear something. The person making you feel uncomfortable may not be aware of what they are doing, and politely bringing their behavior to their attention is encouraged. If a participant engages in harassing or uncomfortable behavior, the event organizers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning or expelling the offender from the event with no refund. If you are being harassed or feel uncomfortable, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of staff immediately by emailing conference@compact.org or submitting an anonymous complaint below.

Harassment is not tolerated. Anyone asked to stop any harassing behavior is expected to comply immediately. Harassment includes, but is not limited to:

  • Verbal language that reinforces social structures of domination related to gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disabilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, body size, ethnicity, nationality, race, age, religion, or other protected category
  • Gratuitous or off-topic sexual images or behavior in spaces where they’re not appropriate
  • Deliberate intimidation
  • Stalking or following
  • Harassing photography or recording
  • Sustained disruption of conversation
  • Offensive verbal language
  • Physical contact without consent or after a request to stop
  • Threats of violence
  • Unwelcome sexual attention

Practice saying “Yes and” to each other. It’s a theatre improv technique to build on each other’s ideas. We all benefit when we create together.

This policy extends to all gatherings, in person (talks, trainings, special events, parties, conversations) and online (social media, webinars, email chains, video meetings), and all participants (attendees, partners, sponsors, volunteers, staff, etc.).

Enforcement
Anyone participating in a Campus Compact gathering who is asked to stop any harassing behavior is expected to comply immediately.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, Campus Compact retains the right to take any actions to maintain a welcoming environment for all. This can include: a warning, expulsion from an event venue with no refund, a ban from participating in future events, a ban from engaging with Campus Compact on social media, etc. Staff may take action to redress anything designed to disrupt, or with the clear impact of disrupting, any gatherings or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside of Campus Compact gatherings too!

Reporting
If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible either online at compact.org/code-of-conduct, via email at conference@compact.org or in-person. At in-person events, our staff can usually be identified by name badges. Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy when you’re engaging with Campus Compact. People like you make our network a better place.

At in-person events, event staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing discomfort or harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.

Submit a concern or complaint regarding a violation of Campus Compact’s Code of Conduct:

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