Community Code of Conduct

Echoing Green is committed to creating a safe, productive environment for all members of the Echoing Green community, free from harassment, discrimination, and other inappropriate conduct.

All attendees, Fellows, candidates, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, consultants, donors, partners, Board members, and other non-employees, as well as our staff, at our events and conferences, and community members posting, commenting, or otherwise engaging with our social media channels, are required to abide by the following code of conduct. Organizers will enforce this code throughout events, and moderate online activity. We expect cooperation from all to help ensure a safe environment for everybody.

The Quick Version

Our events, conferences, and online platforms are dedicated to providing a safe, harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of or inappropriate conduct towards community members or others at an Echoing Green event in any form.

Any attendees, Fellows, candidates, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, consultants, donors, partners, Board members, and other non-employees, as well as our staff, or anyone present at an Echoing Green event, who violates these rules may be sanctioned or expelled without a refund, and without notice, at the organizers’ discretion. Violations on social media may be subject to immediate removal or access being blocked by moderators.

The Less Quick Version

Be part of the solution in creating a safe space at Echoing Green events. Please report inappropriate conduct you observe or are subjected to. Be respectful, and do not engage in harassing or other inappropriate conduct. Prohibited conduct may include, but is not limited to, unwelcome verbal or written comments, remarks, jokes, images, pictures, that are derogatory towards one’s gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, or any other legally protected category; inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, unwelcome sexual banter, unwelcome visual or non-verbal conduct of a sexual nature, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, threatening conduct, violence, unwelcome or unwanted photography or recording of an individual, and sustained disruption of talks or other events.

All attendees, Fellows, candidates, speakers, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, consultants, donors, partners, Board members, and other non-employees, our staff, anyone present at an Echoing Green event--as well as any community member engaging with Echoing Green online-- are required to abide by Echoing Green’s anti-harassment policy. Any person asked to stop any harassing or inappropriate behavior is expected to comply immediately.

We expect you will follow these rules at all event, conference, and workshop venues, as well as any public outing or site visit hosted by or affiliated with the organization and organization-related social events, and while engaging with Echoing Green online.

Reporting and Investigation: If you believe this Code of Conduct or the anti-harassment policy have been violated or have any other concerns, please report it to a member of our staff, a chaplain, a designated Safety Guide, the Event Manager, or the Vice President of Programs, immediately. They can be identified as they'll be wearing branded badges at the event. You may also use this online form to report incidents related to the Code of Conduct or anti-harassment policy: https://goo.gl/forms/zivr308Rf9E5iX6b2. You will receive a copy of the anti-harassment policy upon registration for an event.

Echoing Green will investigate all reports of violations related to the Code of Conduct or anti-harassment policy.

Consequences for Violation: If an individual engages in harassing or other inappropriate behavior or otherwise violates our Code of Conduct or anti-harassment policy, Echoing Green may take any action it deems appropriate, including but not limited to, warning the offender or expulsion from the event with no refund. Violations on social media may be subject to immediate removal or access being blocked by moderators.

Your Agreement: Your attendance at or participation with any Echoing Green event, conference, workshop venue or Echoing-Green hosted or affiliated event, or your participation as part of our online community means you agree to this Community Code of Conduct and Echoing Green’s anti-harassment policy.

The Echoing Green Community Code of Conduct is ever-evolving and all feedback is welcome. Please email advocate@echoinggreen.org.