New Version of Icrontic Social Club Code of Conduct

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We have improved our Icrontic Social Club Code of Conduct with a new version to make sure that our community is welcoming and safe for everyone. We want to empower people to feel comfortable establishing their own boundaries and communicating them. We want those boundaries, with specific and explicit consent, to be the foundation of our relationships and interactions. We want our community members to feel safe establishing a boundary, withdrawing consent, and reporting violations without fear of retaliation.

After reflection, we felt the first version of the Code fell short of these goals in a few ways. We believe our new version (version 2) of the Icrontic Social Club Code of Conduct reflects these community values and empowers each of you to feel comfortable and safe in this community.

We value and we support each of you.

Sarah, Linc, Brian, Rob & Emily

Icrontic Social Club Code of Conduct version 2.0

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All Icrontic Social Club members, event attendees, event-runners, sponsors and volunteers are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Icrontic's Board of Trustees and their designees will enforce this code. Full cooperation from all persons is mandatory to help ensure a safe environment for everybody. We expect everyone to follow this code in all contexts.

Summary

Our Club is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, level of ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), theological perspective, technology choices, or relationship status. People violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from events, Club digital platforms, the Club itself, and any Club venues without a refund at the discretion of the Board.

Consent and Conduct

Our Club seeks to empower people to feel comfortable establishing boundaries. Consent should be built into your behavior and actions at Club events. If you intend to engage with someone in a manner that could be perceived as intimate or personal, never presume consent. Always seek explicit permission beforehand. We also emphasize the importance of respecting individuals’ autonomy and avoiding any form of peer pressure when seeking consent.

Our Club does not tolerate discrimination, harassment, bullying, intimidation,non-consensual behavior in any form, or any behavior that undermines the well-being and dignity of others.

Unacceptable behavior includes:

  • Harassment which includes (but is not limited to) unwelcome and offensive conduct based on (but not limited to) gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, level of ability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), theological perspective, technology choices, relationship status.
  • Social or peer pressure, deliberate intimidation, bullying and/or stalking, and any other behavior which is likely to cause alarm or distress to a reasonable person.
  • Photography or recording that can reasonably be interpreted as harassment.
  • Targeting and/or intentional misgendering or deadnaming individuals, including in a passive-voice or sarcastic tone and/or structure. Accidental misgendering is not a violation of policy and is encouraged to be addressed in a respectful, gentle manner by all parties involved.
  • Sustained disruption of talks, event flow, or individual events (including through intoxication by any substance).
  • Inappropriate or unwanted physical conduct. This includes touching, hugging and kissing. Please respect people’s “personal bubble” without explicit consent. Consent can always be withdrawn.
  • Unwelcome sexual or other personal attention. Be aware of and respect the personal boundaries of other attendees, which may differ from your own.
  • Theft or extortion, including by deception.
  • Mocking or sarcastic patterning/behavior towards rules and regulations in a group, team or event setting.
  • Retaliation against any individual who reports a concern, including but not limited to issues of consent.
  • Advocating for, or encouraging, any of the above behavior, or any behavior that is against the law.

Incidents

If you are being subject to unacceptable behavior, notice that someone else is being subject to unacceptable behavior, please first consider informing the person or persons responsible that you would like them to stop. Often the offending behavior is unintentional and those involved will resolve the incident amicably.

If you believe that bringing up the incident with the person or persons involved may have negative consequences for you or others, or could lead to further breaches, or if you are uncomfortable with the confrontation, please report it.

If you are unsure whether to begin the reporting process, we strongly recommend you privately document your experience to preserve details while your memory is strongest.

Reporting

We value and appreciate all efforts to provide a safe and friendly community for all. Violations of this code reduce the value of the community for everyone. If unacceptable behavior persists - even after the person involved has been asked to stop - or if you feel uncomfortable with confrontation, the behavior should be reported to any Board member or a Board designee.

When reporting an incident, you will be consulted on what level of anonymity you need to feel safe and what outcomes you hope to see.

The Board member’s contact information (and/or that of their designee) will be posted in an official Club digital platform (such as Discord), and for each event. No one else is authorized to act on their behalf without explicit permission on a case-by-case basis.

Enforcement

Persons asked to stop any unacceptable behavior are expected to comply immediately.

If a person engages in unacceptable behavior, the Board will take any action they deem appropriate. Possible actions may include:
Warning the person officially to discontinue the unacceptable behavior
Suspension of some or all of membership benefits (either temporarily or permanently)
Expulsion from the Club

The Board members or their designees will be happy to help participants contact local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe.

We value you, and we support you.

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