Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct

Rise Up is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and has a zero-tolerance policy regarding harassment, intimidation, and discrimination. This includes all harassment, intimidation, and discrimination made on the basis of race, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, religion, class, body size, veteran status, marital/domestic partnership status, citizenship, or any other marginalized identity. Harassment includes verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as deliberate intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

The Rise Up Code of Conduct applies to all situations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination at the Rise Up event and it’s associated activities, including but not limited to Rise Up events, meetings, dinners, and online interactions. Harassment, intimidation, and discrimination at any Rise Up associated event, any one of the foregoing events, or online is strictly prohibited.

The Rise Up Code of Conduct prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

  • Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • Inappropriate physical contact
  • Unwelcome sexual attention
  • Abusive verbal comments

Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. Rise Up welcomes and appreciates the presentation of controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. Rise Up also encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.